Then one day either by choice or not, you leave the Military lifestyle. A lifestyle that you lived and breathed. Every decision and choice made revolved around that lifestyle.
So, when you retire or leave to pursue other things, that whole World is gone, and everything is different. This can make transitioning into Civilian life a lot harder than imaginable. The structure, routine, expectations, and sometimes friendships are no longer present. Upon, reentering the civilian world, you quickly realize how different it is from the Military.
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay offers many resources for our Veterans, if you feel the need for their service, please feel welcomed to reach out! They are professional and highly trained in what they do. Don’t suffer alone or feel that you need to. It is okay to reach out for help. You matter, and you have so much to offer the world, believe that! Once a solider, always a solider, you can do this!