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PTSD - Invisible Wounds

We sometimes think the sacrifices of military men and women conclude upon their return home.  Unfortunately for many that’s just not the case.  Too frequently, they end up fighting post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or a similar affliction for years after their deployment ends.  PTSD is a severe anxiety disorder that can result after exposure to a traumatic event and it overwhelms the person’s ability to cope with the situation.  Their are a multitude of symptoms; the most frequent include flashbacks, nightmares and hypervigiliance.

In an effort to raise awareness and decrease the stigma associated with veterans seeking treatment for PTSD,  The USO put out a series of videos about invisible wounds.  The video we have included in this post is the story of Eric and Susan, who faced PTSD after Eric returned from his deployment.

American Warehouse Systems strives to support our veterans and their families.  Please take time out of your life to thank a veteran for their service and continued sacrifice.

Posted by on August 22nd, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military