PTSD

Reports From The Frontlines Of PTSD Science

May 16, 2019
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Mental health experts believe about 6 million people in the United States suffer from some degree of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  It’s a mental condition that wasn’t even officially recognized by science until the 1980s. It now represents a significant public health issue, among people as varied as combat veterans and small children growing up in violent homes.

Maayan Silver

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects hundreds of thousands of veterans nationwide. Many find ways to cope through counseling and support services, but some are finding volunteering to be a useful tool in further healing. 

William Sims knows this first-hand. He's a Vietnam combat veteran and says he had, what would now be classified as, PTSD symptoms when he returned from battle.

Susan Bence

The goodbyes lasted as long as the ceremony on the terrace of the Milwaukee County War Memorial as Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson prepared to set off by foot to Los Angeles.