Anger management issues among “hidden injuries” of veterans
For those who have served in the U.S. Armed forces, transitioning to life as civilian can be an arduous experience. Even soldiers who did not suffer substantial physical injuries during their tours often bear other burdens that can be just as transformative. Recently, legal analyst Matt Semino addressed what he called the “hidden injuries of war” in a piece for The Huffington Post.
According to Semino, “post-traumatic stress (PTS), depression and traumatic brain injuries that many military men and women suffer from” upon their return require just as much attention as more visible wounds, but many of these individuals don’t get the help they need.
Semino cites a survey that were included in a 2012 army report, which revealed that 50 percent of the 167 soldiers questioned, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said they had problems with social functioning and anger management, among other abilities that so many of us take for granted.
If you have difficulty keeping your rage under control – whether you’ve served in the military or have relied upon adrenaline and aggression in some other area of your life – you may find that the instincts that have served you well in one context can be problematic in others. However, there are ways to address this issue. Through online anger management courses, you can develop the skills you need to approach potentially combative situations without resorting to intimidation or abuse, be it physical or verbal.
At Conflict Coaching & Consulting, we provide online anger management classes that are tailored to various backgrounds and age groups. Our content-rich programs are Web-based, so you can complete them at your own pace from anywhere with an internet connection.