UH To Study Post-Deployment Experience of National Guard Spouses

Courtesy, Hawaii National Guard

The University of Hawaii is leading a national study on the impact on marriages when Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers return home from combat. They're seeking civilian spouses and partners of Guard and Reserve soldiers to participate.

"When deployed Guard and Reserve soldiers return from combat they go directly back into civilian communities," Cynthia J’Anthony, principal investigator on the study, wrote in a press release. "Their spouses are thrust into caring for and coping with someone who may have been profoundly affected by combat."

Civil Beat previously reported that Hawaii National Guard and Reserve troops struggle with post-combat employment, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and drug and alcohol abuse. The report also found spousal abuse on the rise.

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