Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A story about post traumatic stress

Luis Sinco has written a stunning article for The Guardian.

In it, he describes the reality of one American soldier's life after Iraq; one out of an estimated 30% suffering from PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

You know, we're honouring the soldiers who were sent out by past governments to die on their behalf 90 years ago and yet it seems that todays soldiers are being left to rot in the reality of life after war.

Thanks for posting it Paris Parfait.


Mark J said...

No lessons learnt.
Their war - the new Vietnam.

This has happened before, and it will happen again.....

Hopefully we have learnt how to support the ones that come home this time.

Di Mackey said...

I was stunned by that soldier's discharge from the military when he clearly was suffering from PTSD ...