This brief is about how prior military experience impacts veterans' mental health during transitions into academic life as college students. For policy and practice, student service members and veterans should seek help from on-campus mental health resources when needed, and faculty and staff should offer dialogue to educate civilian students about student service members' and veterans' experiences during transition; the VA should partner in academic institutions' efforts to improve and/or maintain student service member/veteran mental health. Suggestions for future research include drawing data from a larger and more diverse sample of both universities and student service members/veterans.
Schonfeld, L., Braue, L. A., Stire, S., Gum, A. M., Cross, B. L., & Brown, L. M. (2015). Behavioral health and adjustment to college life for student service members/veterans. Journal of American College Health, 63(7), 428–436. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2014.963106
Education | Higher Education | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Psychology, Behavioral health, College, Service members, Veterans
College-student veterans; Education (Higher)
Government and Community Services; Higher Education
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Behavioral Health and Adjustment to College Life for Student Service Members/Veterans"" (2015). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 318.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.