Major Challenges of Military Families
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The mental health status of our military service members is obviously a key ingredient in understanding and working with military families. “There is no debate that combat adversely affects mental health. The demands of conducting combat operations day-in and day-out places a tremendous burden on the physical and psychological health of the service member” (Castro, 2014). It is essential that counselors understand the stressors and conditions that the service members face to most efﬁciently and effectively work with the families. Castro (2014) reported that the combined OEF/OIF conﬂicts have “resulted in more than 6500 deaths and 50,000 wounded in action, with a further 118,000 receiving a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) after returning from deployment” (p. 1). Castro reported that in 2012, at the peak of the conﬂicts, more than 17,000 active duty veterans were being diagnosed with PTSD yearly.