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MENTAL HEALTH IN VETERANS2MentalHealth in VeteransIntroductionSpecific gapMental illnesses are serious problems affecting individuals in the United States. As aresult, one out of five adults in the country suffers from a condition where more than forty-sixmillion people had mental health conditions in 2017. Besides, there is an increased number ofpeople with mental illnesses among veterans. In this regard, more than 1.7 million were treatedin mental health facilities in 2018 (Maynard et al., 2017). It is a significant issue affecting theveterans and their families, which needs urgent solutions. The increasing rate of mental illnessamong the veterans is worsened by the ever-increasing cost of healthcare services and reducedincome when they leave the service.HistoryThe events of acts like torture, killing, gunshots, and explosions have a significant impacton military personnel's health and well-being. The veterans have experienced these events intheir lives in war-torn regions like the middle east, which could cause mental health problems.By the turn of the 21stcentury, the United States soldiers have participated in various wars in theMiddle East, which has increased the number of individuals suffering from mental illnesseswhen they return home.Socio-economic status of veteransThe veterans are faced with an issue of reduced income when they leave the service. As aresult, they cannot access adequate care because of a lack of adequate income. The treatment and
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