A Decade of War Pushes PTSD To the Forefront in Healthcare Concerns

Veterans are often viewed as exhibiting bravery and valor in the face of danger, all in honor of unity.  But it is not uncommon for many of them to end up destitute, and stricken with mental illness and social withdrawal stemming from their days in battle, experiencing death as often as one might experience breakfast.

While it is a common consensus that these individuals should be afforded treatment, they are far too often shunned from society and viewed as outcasts, a stigma associated with PTSD that has been difficult to break. The contradiction is similar to one offering the homeless a helping hand…without touching them…Read More at Healthworks Collective.

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