PTSD in Combat Veterans
June 27th is National PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Day. The Department of Veterans Affairs has recognized the month of June as PTSD Awareness Month. PTSD Awareness day was established after Army National Guard SSG Joe Biel took his own life after two tours in Iraq. His birthday was on June 27th. PTSD in Combat Veterans is not something that veterans should be ashamed of. Rather, they should get the proper help they need in order to live successful lives.
PTSD in Combat Veterans There are many symptoms that returning service members may experience that are related to PTSD. Many veterans have seeked help but unfortunately, the VA system drags out their claims process and they are turned away. I served with a soldier who seeked help, but was turned away. He took his own life and the VA has left his family with many unanswered questions.
PTSD in Combat Veterans is something that will continue to affect many veterans and their families for years to come. Taking the necessary steps and seeking help is just the beginning. Hopefully one day, our country will develop a streamlined process were veterans can get immediate help.
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