“Once away from the service they do not have someone to understand and relate with on a daily bases. “
Is it helpful for veterans to have other veterans around? Maybe at work, etc?
Yes it is best to have another vet to talk to. All psych therapies will work if you trust the person you are talking to and none will work if you do not have that empathetic bond. They have started a mentor program and I truly believe every veteran should be kept in touch with.
Veterans, do you think mandatory 1-2 years in reserves would help?