In his state of hypervigilance, the veteran would oscillate between increased anxiety and total exhaustion. When he slept, it was never restful but always nightmares. Such is the case for many veterans diagnosed with PTSD.
Recently I was asked to speak to a group of our military, As I looked deep into their eyes I saw the sadness and pain in some, torment in others.Sometimes we experience things in life out of our control.
oday you can hear a lot of talk on social media and in the news about veterans coming home from combat with symptoms associated with PTS. Many who experience PTS feel alone in their battle with this. “Help” for these men and women is offered in a variety of forms and through a variety of channels.
There is a tendency to think that PTSD only affects veterans and first responders. But the reach of PTSD extends to many who are dealing with the aftermath of a devastating trauma. In the community of burn survivors that we service at The Amos House of Faith, it extends past the patient and touches the caretakers as well. PTSD is not a solo flight.