Courage After Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families

Courage After Fire Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families The bravery displayed by our soldiers at war is commonly recognized However often forgotten is the courage required by veterans when they return home and suddenly face reintegration into their famili

  • Title: Courage After Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families
  • Author: Keith Armstrong Suzanne Best Paula Domenici Bob Dole
  • ISBN: 9781569755136
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Paperback
  • The bravery displayed by our soldiers at war is commonly recognized However, often forgotten is the courage required by veterans when they return home and suddenly face reintegration into their families, workplaces, and communities Authored by three mental health professionals with many years of experience counseling veterans, Courage After Fire provides strategies and tThe bravery displayed by our soldiers at war is commonly recognized However, often forgotten is the courage required by veterans when they return home and suddenly face reintegration into their families, workplaces, and communities Authored by three mental health professionals with many years of experience counseling veterans, Courage After Fire provides strategies and techniques for this challenging journey home.Courage After Fire offers soldiers and their families a comprehensive guide to dealing with the all too common repercussions of combat duty, including posttraumatic stress symptoms, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse It details state of the art treatments for these difficulties and outlines specific ways to improve couple and family relationships It also offers tips on areas such as rejoining the workforce and reconnecting with children A crucial tool for the men and women who have been serving our country so VALIANTLY during these past years Senator Bob Dole, from the foreword This extraordinary work will help the men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan find the COURAGE to rebuild their lives and be successful Honorable Anthony J Principi, Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs

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    1. This book was a good read. I should have probably read it sooner but it's possible it was more useful once we hit rock bottom (6 months post deployment). Everyone prepares you, tells you it's going to be hard, tells you it won't be bad until you're through the honeymoon period, tells you have no idea what you're in for. They're all right. The pain before the deployment and during the deployment is nothing compared to post deployment. You're thrown back together and expected to be so happy, so th [...]

    2. This is not an academic work, or one full of pop psychology it is a very down to earth practical read for veterans and those they live with. It pinpoints accurately the impacts of combat on the thinking and behaviour of those who experience it and provides some very pragmatic ways of dealing with the difficulties that arise as a result. It is written from an American viewpoint with particular reference to Afghanistan and Iraq but it certainly has application for combat veterans coming home from [...]

    3. 4.5 stars actually. I think this is a solid primer for veterans, their families and friends, when someone is at the beginning stages of self-awareness and gravitating towards professional help. I imagine most vets won't simply seek this out. As I was reading it, I thought back to my first year back from Iraq in 2005, and I would not have been open to reading this, let alone following the knowledge and exercises prompted within it. I can only imagine what 18-21 year-olds would think. That said, f [...]

    4. Definitely a must read for veterans and their wives. Doesn't matter how long you've been in the military, if you come from a military family, if you're a vet yourself--nothing prepares you for the bottomless pit that is having a wounded warrior return from Iraq. You may have heard it all, but until you "walk in the shoes," you have no idea. This book is written in a manner that anyone can understand--practical and not over your head. Now, if it only helps.

    5. I've always laughingly called this the "Why My Husband Sucks" book. It's concise and clear, and has helped me to understand why he acts the way he does. However, it doesn't do much good if I can't get him to read it. I appreciate the sections geared for those who were left behind, but I crave a section on how to get them to get help.

    6. It's pretty helpful and telling you what it's going to be like when your husband comes home from combat. And little things not to do that the mass public ALWAYS does ie did you shoot anyone kinda questions

    7. Should be on the library shelf, and dog-eared, of any veteran, veteran's family member, and anyone who is a friend of veterans!

    8. Probably a lot more helpful for someone coming back from combat. I tried to pick out the sections for friends/family members which had lots of helpful info.

    9. I found this book to be helpful with understanding my husband after his deployment. There were many things that I hopefully will never have to worry about because of our faith.

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