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M.O.M.: My Opinionated Mouth
Leah Cauthron

From Afghanistan about PTSD

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 8:32 AM
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  • "War is over, if you want it."

    -- Posted by Cookster on Thu, Oct 4, 2012, at 8:20 AM
  • Thank you and your family for your heroic service; you are a hero to all. Stay strong and know that many are praying for you.

    p.s. Go Hawks! Be especially nice to this person....hahaha. Repeated thanks for all you and yours sacrifice.

    -- Posted by patience4383 on Thu, Oct 4, 2012, at 10:28 PM
  • My son came home from the Army having served 1 1/2 continuous years in Afghanistan. He reports they were shot at daily, he saw and heard many other bad things. He had major problems with loud noises after he came home. He said he didn't deserve to have PTSD, because he wasn't on the front lines. It took him a while to realize he had PTSD, and when he did, he did go for some help. Many people do not realize the help needs to be an ongoing process. He has gotten better, but still tenses up when he hears loud noises, 2 1/2 years later.

    These experiences do not go away just because you want it to. People need to understand there are many horrible things that happen to our service people that affect them for many years, perhaps the rest of their lives. PLEASE do not ever tell them to just get over it. These experiences are now part of them.

    -- Posted by army-mom on Sun, Oct 21, 2012, at 12:15 AM
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