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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and who it affects

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be caused by many things like people who were directly exposed to the trauma as a victim or a witness, were seriously hurt during the event, went through a trauma that was long-lasting or very severe, believed that you were in danger, believed that a family member was in danger, had a severe reaction during the event, such as crying, shaking, vomiting, or feeling apart from your surroundings, felt helpless during the trauma and were not able to help yourself or a loved one. It can pretty much affect anyone that has gone through anything Traumatic like being in a firefight in the military, or being blown up in a Humvee by a IED. It is very common in veterans who have seen action or have been on tours and fought. Little things like fireworks and simple every day noises can trigger the problem and attacks.


Sources:

http://www.tm.org/tm-for-vets?leadsource=CRM82&gclid=CIHMwvPuwMwCFdcYgQodL7IPYg

How many veterans struggle with PTSD?

Many veterans struggle with PTSD, many more than you would think. Here are some statistics:


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that PTSD afflicts

  • Almost 31 percent of Vietnam veterans
  • As many as 10 percent of Gulf War (Desert Storm) veterans
  • 11 percent of veterans of the war in Afghanistan
  • 20 percent of Iraqi war veterans

Source: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/winter09/articles/winter09pg10-14.html

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How can we help?

We can help war veterans that struggle with PTSD in many ways. Some of the most common ways of helping are service dogs, therapy sessions, and love from their families. What most people don't know is that PTSD affects soldiers not only during war but when they come from the wars. Things can trigger panic attacks that make the soldiers relive the traumatic incident that caused them to have PTSD. This is why they need support. WE can help by offering love and support to the veterans. The most effective support we can offer the veterans is writing them letters thanking them for their service and telling them that they are not alone.

We are here for you

Dear Veterans struggling with PTSD,

We want to let you know that we are here for you. You are braver than all of us and we know that if you can fight in warfare you can beat PTSD. We know that this will only make you stronger and you can overcome it. We thank you for your service.


Sincerely,

Casey and Lawson