It has been roughly ten years since PTSD made itself publicly known in the military world. If you asked a military service member ten years ago about PTSD they more than likely would not have known what you were talking about. Admitting or even recognizing PTSD in one's self or someone else was just as rare. Ten years ago military service members did not have many if any resources for addressing or managing PTSD. Currently there are many resources and PTSD is a household word. However, identifying and understanding PTSD is still a mystery to some. PTSD does not surface immediately after the trauma for many military service members. This video, by Make the Connection, provides a candid snapshot of PTSD for military service members. If you believe you or a loved one is dealing with PTSD speak with your healthcare provider.
January 13, 2014