More people need compassion. PTSD is serious, debilitating and can lead to suicide!
Anyone who mocks us, needs a good education on why we are the way we are by going where we've been, doing what we've done and seeing what we've seen. We're not crazy, we're wounded.-Nuff said
there needs to be more awareness of this just like people post about cancer. They don't get it until they seen it up close and personal.
I'd love to help---reach me at [email protected]. Frankly, I've never heard of anyone mocking a VET with PTSD. I'm not signing the petition because I'd hate to think one afflicted with PTSD is being mocked! I'm willing to sign this petition one issue at a time. Please change it so I may sign, also. Or, educate me on our military being mocked.
Beverly, the stigma of PTSD gets passed a long by stupid jokes. One of the worst is that PTSD is not real. It's just another way to milk the system.
Another is that if you have PTSD, you are weak... or crazy to start with.
I hired a law firm to represent me in a divorce. The law firm was my worst enemy. It openly used my PTSD against me, so they could over-charge me, bill me falsely, come to court unprepared, etc, etc etc. I kid YOU NOT...
Who would believe a 'Rambo-type-vet' against the word of a powerful law firm?
This has nothing to do with politics, and everything to do with human dignity and respect...PTSD IS REAL!
Male & Female are the usual target of the jokes & discrimination, but Cops, Firefighters, Doctors, EMTs, Battered Women, Abused Children etc. can all suffer from this affliction. Oh, it also rarely manifests itself in violent behavior. PTSD, does not discriminate by race, gender, politics, religion or age. Many men & women are is serious need & will not seek help for fear of being labeled ,outcast or being relieved from employment.
Does anyone know a good combat-related PTSD therapy group
You can find resources on the web....here are a few that I found that might help you.....http://ptsd.supportgroups.com/;ptsd.meetup.com/;www.mdjunction.com/post-traumatic-stress
Signed, my hubby is a Vietnam Vet!
We used to have a good group at the va but they took it away and we are on our own
Phone Campaign Week of 7/1/2013
Please call (And have your family and friends call) Governor Chris Christie's office at 609-292-6000 and say, "Combat wounded veteran Jack Cunningham deserves his investigation request against Robert Correale and his former law firm, Maynard & Truland."
Do YOU Support This Disabled Vet's Petition http://www.causes.com/do_YOU_support_this_disabled_vet_s_petition
I don't know how much good it will do, but it seems reasonable to do whatever we can to support our veterans. All gave some; some gave all.