People react to stress differently. Some try to overcome it by keeping themselves busy. Others shift their attention to doing enjoyable activities. Some others tend to withdraw themselves from everyone else.
However, it has been noted that men and women who have experienced too many traumatic experiences tend to respond to stress or challenging situations by showing anger and hostility.
Many of our veterans pretty much fit that description as they react to personal problems or anger management challenges by displaying aggressive behavior. Having been in a number of combat operations in the war-torn countries where they were once deployed, our veterans have been in situations where they had to act aggressively and violently to keep themselves alive.
This explains the violent behavior and negative outlook on life of many of our former troops as they fail to effectively deal with their anger management challenges.
What’s alarming is the fact that many of them have been stuck in the same behavior pattern even after they have been discharged from the service and are now transitioning to civilian life. Studies show that people diagnosed as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely to have a hard time in controlling their anger or dealing with their anger management challenges as they often have flashbacks of painful or horrific past events that trigger anger. For these individuals, even the littlest of things can elicit such unwarranted feelings, often leading them to display fits of rage.
The inability of many of our veterans to control their temper can be a major problem as it also affects their relationships, work, and lifestyle. Tensions and conflicts with family members and friends are created, their work is affected and, worse, they may get in trouble with the law.
Resources That Can Help Our Troubled Vets
Here are links to several programs that can help our veterans effectively handle anger management challenges:
A skills-based group program, Doing Anger Differently educates veterans about aggressive behavior. The program teaches different ways on how to manage feelings or thoughts that may trigger anger.
This VA program provides our vets useful tips on how to deal with anger, one of which is by coming up with an Anger Control Plan. They also have a mobile app for it.
Wounded Warrior’s CSRP addresses the issue of mental health and needs of our veterans who recently returned from deployment. Services such as rehabilitation and counseling are offered.
The center provides in-depth facts and information on PTSD and its relationship with anger. It also teaches vets and their families techniques on handling anger and violent behavior.
S.T.A.R. is a nonprofit organization that offers our veterans and their families a variety of peer-run groups. Programs include anger management, conflict resolution, overcoming depression, and many more.
Donate a Vehicle and Help Our Vets Deal with Anger Issues
With hundreds of thousands of our veterans facing various problems every day, it’s impossible for the U.S. government to provide for the needs of each of our veterans. This is the reason why Veteran Car Donations is here. We aim to serve our nation’s heroes the best way we could — with your help, of course.
If you have a car or any other vehicle that you no longer use, feel free to pass it on to us. When you do so, you provide funds for our partner veteran nonprofits, enabling them to continue providing life-enhancing services for our former military members and their families. An automobile of yours can transform into a counseling service for one of our hot-tempered vets.
Just give us a phone call or fill out our online donation form, and you can leave the rest to us. You don’t have to pay for the towing. You don’t have to handle a single paperwork. Best of all, you get to enjoy huge tax deductions!
Make a donation with us now at 877-594-5822. It doesn’t matter if what you’re donating is a non-running car. We will still gladly take it!
For more information about Veteran Car Donations, feel free to check out our FAQs page.