War traumatic? Naw!

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War traumatic? Naw!

Go mediagirl!

We see bits of information from different sources. Congress, DoD, VA and outside so-called experts trying to mitigate the cost of this war by reshaping the debate. Imagine - what they are saying is that "Diagnosing PTSD" is a crutch that makes the veteran not want to get better.

Like telling a person with a broken foot - " we want you to pretend your foot is not broken and that's why we wont give you a cane or a cast."

I don't know a single vet with PTSD who wouldn't trade in his or her illness and give back any care or money they might get to have the life they had before their wartime exposure.

Rather than demonizing PTSD or wartime trauma. The government should focus on breaking the stigma barrier and helping veterans re-adjust.

If you break it, you own it!

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Posted by steve (not verified) on 28 December 2005 - 6:17am