Battling PTSD

Many Marines return to the states with vivid memories of their combat experiences, and the array of emotions they face internally may be hard to detect. While changes in behavior are more obvious, symptoms can also manifest in physical form.

  • Grahame Beresford 4y

    For all the talk that so many people make about supporting our troops, I hope people actually do that. Let them talk about their experiences. Listen to them. Be patient with them. I think too many people hear of returning vets and think, "Yeah, that's great, but when are you going to get back to normal and be like the rest of us?" We as a society need to really put our money where our mouths are, and do something BESIDES putting a little ribbon on our bumpers. Volunteer at the VA or some other organization that helps vets transition back to the world, or that gives loving care to those who come back broken in some way, shape or form.

    These are people who put their lives on the line for the greater good. Never mind for your freedom and liberty. The did it so that other peoples could enjoy freedom and liberty. The least you could do is allow them time to process everything they've been through.
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