Breaking the Silence Around PTSD in the Military

PTSD

Breaking the Silence Around PTSD in the Military

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is heavily stigmatized in the military/police/veterans community. First, any form of mental illness is often seen as a sign of weakness — a cardinal sin in those organizations. Second, there is a pervasive belief that anyone claiming PTSD is faking it in order to receive medical benefits. It is often held that the only people ‘entitled’ to have PTSD are those who saw combat, witnessed genocide, etc, and that anyone else is a faker.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jeff-rosemartland/ptsd-and-the-military_b_4016389.html?just_reloaded=1

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