Invisible injuries grip young veterans

  • As (Armistice) Day rolls around Sunday, I will be thinking of these soldiers and the thousands more among us whose wounds we cannot see.
  • Vets Confront Mental Health Crisis, Soldier Suicides and Violence

Gabriel Campanario, Seattle (WA) Times

Submitted by David Culver

November 9, 2012 | These young war veterans didn’t lose any limbs in combat. They returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan a few years ago all in one piece, but soon began to feel the pain of invisible injuries they didn’t even realize they had.

We hear the names of these injuries more and more these days: PTSD for post-traumatic stress disorder and TBI for traumatic brain injury. Yet it is hard to fully understand the struggles these veterans go through to keep themselves together.

As (Armistice) Day rolls around Sunday, I will be thinking of these soldiers and the thousands more among us whose wounds we cannot see.

Full story…

Related:

Vets Confront Mental Health Crisis, Soldier Suicides and Violence, Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

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2 comments

  1. It is my desire to reach out to and help as many of my Fellow Veterans as possible.
    http://designyourdestinynow.com/invite-to-fellow-veterans/

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  2. We have to expect problems when we continue to inflict one tour after another on these good soldiers. Even the Vietnam soldiers did not have to serve in combat three to five tours! This is horrendous.

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