Throughout the wars, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been the focus of significant mass media attention, government and nonprofit initiatives, and clinical research and funding. The serious and often debilitating nature of PTSD is beyond question;
however, emerging research shows that the transition stresses that arise from loss of military identity, difficulty finding a job, navigating
parenthood and other unfamiliar roles are far more prevalent among military veterans than PTSD. This session at the 2018 Pat Tillman Leadership Summit powered by the NFL united Tillman Scholars Meaghan Mobbs and Melissa Thomas to discuss how we can move research, treatments and cultural representations beyond nearly exclusive focus on PTSD in order to address what it means to
become a soldier and more crucially what kind of stressors veterans might experience when they attempt to shed that identity. Learn more at www.PatTillmanFoundation.org.