Last year more service members took their lives than were killed in combat. Many of these servicemen were depressed and believed to be suffering from PTSD.
This is a huge issue and it can take time to surface. Our warriors return from their deployments and don’t really know how they will do when they attempt to reintegrate back into their families and the lives that they left when they were sent down range. We must start accepting the fact that Post Traumatic Stress is part of the program. In other words, it is to be expected that they will be changed by their warzone experiences. These are life-altering events which shake a person to the core of their soul and forever changes their perspective on the world and how they fit into this thing we call life.
Change is also an opportunity to see growth and view ourselves from a vantage point that may not have been available without these traumatic events happening.