June is PTSD Awareness Month. This is an issue that is close to our hearts, as 34.8% of veterans experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at some point in their lives.
To better understand the unique challenges veterans face, we met with one of our clients, a former Corpsman in the U.S. Navy, who was diagnosed with PTSD in 2005.
He had this to say about his experience with PTSD:
“I just didn’t want to get any help. I thought I was fine. It didn’t even sound that bad to me…When I left [the military], things just started getting kind of intense. It’s like I never really left. Consciously I knew I was out of combat, but subconsciously I didn’t.”
We would like to thank our veteran for sharing his story. Be sure to follow along with us on our other social channels as we share PTSD stories and statistics to spread awareness: