39. Warriors on the Way- A veterans healing journey to Santiago de Compostela


Have you ever heard about PTSD? Do you know how many veterans suffer from this? How this can be connected to the Camino de Santigo?

To the first question, according to the Mayoclinic :

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD.

To the second question, about 11 to 20 out of every 100 veterans (or between 11 and 20%) who served in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom have PTSD in a given year. About 12 out of every 100 Gulf War Veterans (or 12%) have PTSD in a given year. (USNEWS)

And to the third question in today’s podcast, we talk with Fr. Steve Rindahl about  Warriors on the Way and the work they do leading Combat Veterans that suffer PTSD on a journey of healing, moral, and spiritual by walking from Astorga to Santiago de Compostela.

Discover how Fr. Steve helps the Veterans and if you want to support Warriors on the Way, check this link.

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