The civilian-military divide has become increasingly more visible in American society. A new study released this month provides data revealing that many Americans continue to buy into veteran stereotypes. For example, despite the homeless rate among veterans being at its lowest point since 2009, almost half of those queried in the study said they associate the homeless with veterans. Additionally, over a quarter of those interviewed also associate mental health problems with veterans.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.