The nation is forever in debt and gratitude to our veterans for the critical service that they provide to this nation. It is impossible for us to say thank you enough for what they have done. The best that we can do is to try to treat them properly when they return home from combat. Lately, that means working with these soldiers to help improve their mental health situations.
Numerous combat warriors return home with what is known as PTSD. It is something that a person can have when they have gone through an extremely impactful event. One does not necessarily have to have served in the military to experience this, but it is common for members of the military to have this particular health condition. This is a difficult one for us to tackle sometimes because it is a mental health issue and not a physical scare that we can see on the outside. That is why innovative approaches must be taken in order to get the best care possible to our men and women in uniform.
Northcarolinahealthnews.com says that some are now turning to specially trained service dogs to serve as mental health companions for those who may be suffering with issues related to PTSD. These dogs learn certain signs and signals that they are supposed to key in on in order to help their owners out when they are going through a mental health crisis or some other issue. They learn these things so as to be of the most help possible to someone who is in distress.
Veterans have stated that they are very appreciative of the ability to use our canine friends to help them get through the recovery process that is simply part of going through combat. We all wish that no veteran ever had to suffer these consequences of battle, but it is at least comforting to know that they can use dogs to help them get through otherwise very difficult times.
Dogs are always needed for this cause, so anyone who has a dog that may be trainable enough to help out in these situations is certainly welcomed to get in touch with military officials to see how they might be able to proceed. It is something that any of us might be able to do as a simple thank you to our men and women in combat who have already given so much to us.