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PTSD is the New Shell Shocked

Just because you give something a new name, doesn’t mean it’s a new thing.  Soldiers have been dealing with the after affects of war for generations.

Lives have been ripped apart, destroyed.

Men and women trained for weeks to become part of the war machine but the military does not have training in place to return these same men and women to civilian life.

Still.

We just give the effects a new name, new research and what seems to be a band-aid.

If there is a way to take civilians and train them for the ways of war, surely there is a way to take trained military personnel and prepare them to become a member of society at large.

Why aren’t we? Why are we doing the easy thing instead of the right thing?