The Effects Of Deployment On One's Mental Health

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Deployment has become a very popular topic over the years . Recent psychiatrist has studied the effects of deployment on one’s mental health. In regards to studies, many civilians are curious about the struggle service members are enduring over the period of time of deployment, and how it impacts the family emotionally, mentally and physically. On a daily basis military spouses and children face the emotional transitions of deployment. We began to discuss the importance of deployment and “identify specific challenges and transitions that parents face in their parenting roles as they and their children cope with prolonged separation and reintegration” ( DeVoe 184) . While recognizing the issues the family faces , we re-examine the…show more content…
Deployment is a term used by the military to describe people, mainly soldiers and other personal to serve in various locations. Active duty service member 's face many challenges which can be very emotional for families and soldiers throughout the deployment process. The question what are the effects of deployment on military soldiers and families and how are they impacted throughout the process is what many psychologists are curious to know. Due to the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, many of the U.S Soldiers have been deployed for an average six months or more ;however in this time period many families go through a full emotional transition . The parenting cycle of deployment defines “the emotional cycle of deployment as a series of transitions that service members and their families encounters” (Devoe 184). There are three different phases families face during the deployment process: pre-deployment, deployment, and reintegration which can impact the family tremendously. In the pre deployment phase, service members and their units undergo traditional training to prepare for the conduct of military duties. Ashley
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