Although most war vets don’t suffer from this disease. Another key point, some soldiers can suffer for Months maybe years, or in severe cases, the rest of their lives. This disorder makes the person have flashbacks or “triggers” that make them go back to the events where they don’t want to be. Some cases mark rape victims with it. I read a couple articles explaining what people are trying to do to help better the victim’s lives.
“ I am left with basically nothing. Too trapped in a war to be at peace, too damaged to be at war." Army veteran, Daniel Somers, is one of many who have struggled with the transition from military life into civilian life. A major concern of the veteran population is suicide. Over 1,300 United States military members died by suicide between the years 2006 and 2010 (Langford, Litts, & Pearson, 2013).
In recent years, there has been growing support for the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other) community; however despite this there is still quite an epidemic within the community itself. Tragically, suicide is still a prevalent cause of death within the community and one that continues to churn out tragedy after tragedy. The recent suicides of Leelah Alcorn and Tyler Clementi have brought national attention to the need for preventative measures so that this does not continue. The issue then lies with the complex way American society deals with the LGBT community, as while some accept them it is still not as publicly as accepted as the heterosexual, cisgender community. This lack of unanimous public acceptance leads to some
If Antinous was still alive the suiter’s would have not treated Odysseus like a king, they would’ve treated him poorly with Antinous. Altogether, treatment of Odysseus shows that after they come home people will treat the person differently than they did before and they will not have the honor or loyalty to that specific person. Many years later some veterans are not able to recover from the war and traumatic memories, even after treatment. In this article, four veterans share their story about what triggered their PTSD and what they do for treatment. Mercer, Wiry, Leban, and Graves all have something in common, they all suffer from the disease, PTSD and they all tried to seek some form of treatment.
Pride is a feeling that many military service members feel when they put on their uniform everyday. Those dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the stigma that comes with it tend to feel vulnerable. Some of the issues suffered by Veterans with PTSD include, mental health, depression, anger management, and substance abuse issues. Stigma is problematic, the feeling of judgment causes many service members to not seek the treatment they need, this can lead to suicide. With an increase in deployments due to both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Veterans were returning home with both physical and mental issues.
Another study concludes that, “11% to 17% of combat veterans are at risk for mental disorders in 3 to 4 months after return from combat duty” (“Impact of Deployment”). When on combat duty, the soldiers life is constantly threatened. The mentality of fear containment is often referred to in Sebastian Junger’s War. Junger writes, “There are different kinds of strength, and containing fear might be the most profound, the one without which armies couldn’t function and wars couldn’t be fought.” (74). When a soldier returns from deployment, often they do not want to discuss what happened or what they saw because no one would understand.
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 800,000 people lose their lives to suicide each year. Shockingly, somebody takes their own life every 40 seconds, a statistic that does not even include the many unsuccessful attempts. Evidently, suicide has been a pervasive issue in society for hundreds of years, and as a result, it is a recurring theme in literature. Suicide plays a pivotal role in both Robertson Davies’ Fifth Business and William Shakespeare’s King Lear, as many characters attempt to take their own lives as a means of coping with the brokenness that dwells within them. Although both Leola and Gloucester attempt suicide as a result of failed relationships, their lives are impacted in an opposite manner.
Military and stress go hand in hand. There have been many cases about military personal and self-harm and trauma. 22 veterans and 1 active duty solider commit suicide daily. They turn to suicide as their only way of relief. Veterans self-harm to cop with losing someone close to him or her or other traumatic experiences.
This is especially true for those who have seen combat. In soldiers returning from Iraq the rates of mental health symptoms were 20% for PTSD, 18% for anxiety, and 15% for depression. It is of utmost importance, given the popularity of mental health issues among veterans, to advocate the treatment and diagnosis of such illnesses in returning veterans. The problem is that many of said veterans to not seek the treatment that would possibly help them cope with what they saw in war. As stated by the theory of planned behavior, decisions can be traced to a person’s beliefs about that behavior.
According to a statement from his widow, Susan Schneider, “Williams was not sober but struggling with depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson’s disease when he died”. This evidence shows that depression is a serious illness that can lead to suicide. It is estimated that 400 million people in the world suffer from depression and there are about 3,000 reported suicide deaths every day. The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that depression will be the second form of health problem after heart disease. The figures