This brief is about the employment or enrollment in school of recently returned National Guard and Reserve OIF/OEF veterans who have a mental health diagnosis compared to those veterans without a mental health diagnosis. In policy and practice, the US military should implement pre- to post-deployment programs to help adjustment into work/school role functioning, and policymakers should partner with universities to help veterans cope with academic stress. Suggestions for future research include using a larger and more comprehensive sample of National Guard/Reserve OIF veterans and studying the effectiveness of programs and support for veterans.
Erbes, C. R., Kaler, M. E., Schult, T., Polusny, M. A., & Arbisi, P. A. (2011). Mental health diagnosis and occupational functioning in National Guard/Reserve veterans returning from Iraq. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 48(10), 1159–1170. https://doi.org/10.1682/jrrd.2010.11.0212
Mental and Social Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Substance Abuse and Addiction
Alcohol, Abuse, Dependence, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Combat, Health issues, Comorbidity, Mental health, Employment, Military, National Guard, Occupational functioning, Depression, Work role functioning
Alcoholism; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Combat; Comorbidity; Mental health; Employment; Soldiers; United States--National Guard; Depression, Mental
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Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Mental Health Diagnosis and Occupational Functioning in National Guard/Reserve Veterans Returning from Iraq"" (2013). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 302.
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