Almost daily, we receive reports of the devastating impact of PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) on our men and women in uniform and the terrible side-effects on their families and friends. The US Army is aware of the terrible cost of PTS as evidenced by the 2010 US Army Report on Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention.
Many publications suggest that the origins of PTS are unknown as evidenced by this recent commentary from a government organization:
“The cause of PTS is unknown, but psychological, genetic, physical, and social factors are involved. PTS changes the body’s response to stress. It affects the stress hormones and chemicals that carry information between the nerves (neurotransmitters). Having been exposed to trauma in the past may increase the risk of PTS.”
SFTT has formed a medical advisory board to evaluate “best practices” in the diagnosis and treatment of PTS. These findings will be shared with the public and we hope this analysis can serve as a benchmark to help insure that our brave warriors get the treatment they deserve.
SFTT is working closely with CDS Warriors Salute in Rochester, New York to develop prototype treatment centers in other locations to help provide comprehensive care for warriors afflicted with PTS.
Whether you are on active duty or retired, a friend or family member we encourage you to share your story. As proud Americans we salute our heroes and thank you for your courage and sacrifice. We want to hear from you and so do our readers.
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Includes rare footage from Hack's memorial service at Fort Myers Chapel and burial in Arlington National Cemetery.
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