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Barriers experienced by veterans fell into 5 categories: practical, knowledge, emotional, therapy-related, and VA-system-related. The most-endorsed category, mentioned by two thirds of the sample, was VA-system-related barriers, including inefficiencies and delays, negative experiences with VA staff and providers, discomfort with the VA environment, and difficulty navigating the VA system.
Hundt, N. E., Helm, A., Smith, T. L., Lamkin, J., Cully, J. A., & Stanley, M. A. (2018). Failure to engage: A qualitative study of veterans who decline evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD. Psychological Services, 15(4), 536–542. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000212
UNEXPECTED VOICES: TRANSITION
Young veterans regularly observe that the military does an extremely effective job of training them to operate within the military, and an extremely poor job of reversing that training or preparing them before sending them back into civilian life. More recent reporting in 2015 highlighted a disproportionately high number of suicides within a single Marine battalion.
Philipps, D. (2015, September 19). In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/