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BLOG: "Seeing PTSD Through a Different Lens" by Michael Day

For a combat veteran, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is an illness that strikes mercilessly at the core of social integration. It can affect everything from employment, interpersonal relationships, the propensity towards substance abuse, homelessness, and ultimately the darkest condition: suicide.

I have firsthand experience with the ugly side of undiagnosed and untreated PTSD. In 2003, I sat on the border between Kuwait and Iraq with the United States Marine Corps awaiting the order to invade. My unit crossed the line of departure, and we saw things no human being should...

Read the whole blog entry on MEDIUM.


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