Monday, November 9, 2009

Should PTSD be a badge of honor?

Jack Estes, co-founder of the Fallen Warriors Foundation, tells a heartbreaking story of a Viet Nam vet who waited more than 24 years for the military to treat him as if he has PTSD.

Estes ends his article with a personal note: "Like Bobby, I too have PTSD. Quietly, though, afraid of the stigma. I've been to therapy for years and take medication to keep me steady. I'm better most days. And like many veterans, I hope someday people will look at PTSD as a badge of honor."

So how do you feel about this? Should PTSD be a badge of honor? It definitely shouldn't be considered shameful. Maybe treating it honorably will get more soldiers the treatment they need.

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