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Should Obligatory Community/Military Service Be Introduced?
Military service can create a unique set of stresses that people ought not be forced to handle.
According the US Department of Veteran Affairs,
10% and 30% of returned serving officers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
There is an internal stigma against getting treatment for mental illness within the military.
found that the rate of major depression is five times as high among soldiers as civilians; intermittent explosive disorder, which results in episodes of extreme anger, is six times as high; and post-traumatic stress disorder was nearly fifteen times higher than among civilians.
As a soldier you could be forced to do and see things against your better judgement and would have to live with the consequences of those actions.
A survey found almost
of nearly 5,500 active-duty, non-deployed Army soldiers surveyed tested positive for a mental disorder of some kind, and 11% within that subgroup also tested positive for more than one illness.
People who are concerned about, or simply do not want to serve in the military, would likely choose community service instead.
People who choose to serve in the military are by extension also consenting to the possible exposure of stressful situations.