Counseling

Robert Hernandez (left) poses with Joe Augirre, as Augirre holds an award for fixing another veteran's mobile home.
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The peer-counseling programs, which have become common in many cities, may improve mental health, self esteem, and social functioning for veterans who are returning to civilian life.

John and Barbara Browning attended a Warrior to Soul Mate session to improve their marriage in light of John's PTSD symptoms and other health challenges. 'He never told me what he went through in Vietnam until he went to pieces,' Barbara said.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering couples retreats to help former service members communicate with their spouses.