Saturday, July 12, 2008
A recent news story made me particularly sad and made me realize that even though there is lip service to treatment of PTSD, the reality does not match. An army medic whose photograph cradling an Iraqi child in 2003 made him a symbol died of a drug overdose. We must do more than just call someone a hero; there has to be recognition that war trauma is difficult to deal with at home alone. Click on title for link to article.