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Escalating Suicides Among Returning Military
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 10:25 AM
.Yes master of geeks.. just put it this way....Picture yourself being an ethical soldier.. and seeing one of your soldier partners mis-treat civilians in a strange land.. to the point where they shoot'em.. to the point where they listen to the radio while killing them... and you hate it.. and you do nothing about it.. or else youll get shot or sent to prison....That's the kind of stuff they don't train you for before sending you to those countries, Big reason to live with guilt and wanting to suicide.
or maybe just maybe...I don't know..... Its possible that they are traumatize by the events they saw because I far as I know of no one has been able to forget about someones body that you know beign blown to bits and getting covered in there blood while being shot at and hearing screams of terror......but thats my opinon
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:51 AM
.Its common to assume that anyone who goes through hell and comes back in one piece will feel some sort of fear, anger of anxiety...I do not support the War in Iraq, but I do stand up for the soldiers who do their job to the best of their ability and come home, whether in good health or injured or in need of counseling and from some of the stories that have sufaced about soldiers committing crimes overseas, I would say that the government is overlooking the fact that they are keeping the soldiers in that hell too long and as a result they crack like eggs...If you had to sit in a situation where there were shootings, bombs going off and people dying from minute to minute on a daily basis, how would you feel after a few months?..I sincerely believe that a serious investment should be made to look after our soldiers afte rthey return home, not just for their physical wellbeing, but their mental wellbeing also...You have to look at the person as a complete package, not just a piece at a time.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), once called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome, is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which serious physical harm occurred or was threatened. PTSD is a lasting consequence of traumatic ordeals that cause intense fear, helplessness, or horror, such as a sexual or physical assault, the unexpected death of a loved one, an accident, war, or natural disaster. Families of victims can also develop posttraumatic stress disorder, as can emergency personnel and rescue workers...Most people who experience a traumatic event will have reactions that may include shock, anger, nervousness, fear and even guilt. These reactions are common; and for most people, they go away over time. For a person with PTSD, however, these feelings continue and even increase, becoming so strong that they keep the person from living a normal life. People with PTSD have symptoms for longer than one month and cannot function as well as before the event occurred...Symptoms of PTSD most often begin within three months of the event. In some cases, however, they do not begin until years later. The severity and duration of the illness vary. Some people recover within six month, while others suffer much longer...Symptoms of PTSD often are grouped into three main categories, including:..Re-living: People with PTSD repeatedly re-live the ordeal through thoughts and memories of the trauma. These may include flashbacks, hallucinations and nightmares. They also may feel great distress when certain things remind them of the trauma, such as the anniversary date of the event. .Avoiding: The person may avoid people, places, thoughts or situations that may remind him or her of the trauma. This can lead to feelings of detachment and isolation from family and friends, as well as a loss of interest in activities that the person once enjoyed. .Increased arousal: These include excessive emotions; problems relating to others, including feeling or showing affection; difficulty falling or staying asleep; irritability; outbursts of anger; difficulty concentrating; and being "jumpy" or easily startled. The person may also suffer physical symptoms, such as increased blood pressure and heart rate, rapid breathing, muscle tension, nausea and diarrhea.
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