What is PTSD?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ("PTSD") is a disorder chaterized by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.  

  • 1/3 of our Nation’s homeless are veterans suffering from PTSD!

  • Suicide related deaths from PTSD have surpassed combat related deaths.

  • We lose more than 22 veterans per day from suicide.

The invisible wounds of war, known as PTSD.  Symptoms range for a grueling feeling of being constantly on guard, unable to relax, anxiety, easily startled, feelings of guilt, and shame due to the traumatic events of war.  It manifest itself as depression, suicide, poor decision making, drug and alcohol abuse, conduct disorder, fears, social anxiety, and inability to manage one’s own life effectively.  In general, people with PTSD may have additional problems with spouse abuse; family and other interpersonal relationships; maintaining employment; and an increase in the incident of violence and suicide. 

Camp Hope offers a PTSD recovery program in which veterans attend group lessons and support sessions with other combat veterans; conduct individual mentoring sessions with certified combat trauma mentors; and participate in off-site small group interaction activities to assist in their personal healing.  The veteran's families are involved throughout the counseling and recovery processes.  

The following videos shows the great work of Camp Hope (https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=-VRIW-MG2SE) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLbCrNYcDAU&sns=em.

George Washington stated, “The willingness of which our young people are willing to serve in the cause of war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars are treated and appreciated by our nation”.

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