PTSD In The Military

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”, Dr. Martin Luther King. Many soldiers face dangerous life threatening situations everyday overseas to keep our nation safe at home. Sadly, Many veterans who fought in combat suffer from PTSD, due to the dramatic events they witnessed and lived through. When, those same soldiers come back home and they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, making normal life that they once lived before not so normal anymore. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event, that is either experienced or witnessed. This is what psychiatrist call the “fight-or-flight” response, a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a spectrum of reactions after trauma. Most people recover from initial symptoms naturally over time; those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. Symptoms usually begin early, within 3 months of the traumatic incident, but sometimes they begin years after the event. One with PTSD may suffer from certain symptoms like flashbacks, trouble sleeping, lost of interest in activities and etc. Avoiding situations that …show more content…

The Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) program and Military OneSource are non-medical counseling projects is available. MFLCs’ purpose is to augment existing support to active military troops and their families through the provision of non-medical counseling services designed for short term problem resolution. Both programs aim to encourage service members and families to seek help when coping with the concerns of daily life, and to breakdown barriers that service members may feel prevents them from reaching out for

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