How do you communicate with military personnel who have just returned from the front?

Опубліковано 7 August 2023 року, о 14:19

The tips were prepared as part of the “How are you?” project on the initiative of First Lady Olena Zelenska.


After experiencing war, the military perceives the world around them differently. So it will take some time for the excessive excitement, fear, and unconscious expectation of danger to pass.


To help your relative adapt, try the following:


  1. Provide a sense of security. It takes time for a soldier’s psyche to return to normal life. Do not create provocative situations and “surprises”.


  1. If the person is sad, angry, or aggressive, it is not directed at you. These are the results of prolonged stress and fatigue. Remember the three main rules of communication: no pity, respect, and support.


  1. If you find it difficult to find a common language with the military, try to convince them to see a psychologist.