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WHAT IS NORMAL ?

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Soldiers 4 Life At VA Hospital

The strangest thing occurred to me this morning…I thought to myself..”it felt normal to be in combat and it feels abnormal to be in a safe community where no one is trying to kill me”. After typing it I’m thinking the same thing that you probably are….‘This Sounds Crazy”!

I’m not a mental health professional but from what I’ve read this is not an uncommon or abnormal feeling. Many soldiers experience these feelings, therefore loved ones often may hear them say..”I wish I was back down range”. Comments such as this, and behaviors which appear to be odd or different from when your love one went on a deployment, are often red flags( or symptoms indicating that there is an adjustment problem). I’m interested in hearing from others about your experience with retuning home from deployment or transitioning from the military service .