Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.

People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life.

PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.

 

Videos and Slide Shows

Battle Mind Training for dealing with PTSD back home with narration by US Army's LTC Castro.

 

Battle Scars: Living with PTSD.

 

The new battle Veteran's face upon returning home.



Coming Home: Veteran's and PTSD.

 

 

Downloadable Resources - PDF's

Keep It In Perspective Download - PDF 9mb