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On Veterans Day, don’t let the “invisible wounds” of PTSD remain hidden
- By Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health
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My dad is a Vietnam veteran and growing up he’d often lash out and yell. I didn’t realize it at the time, being so young, that he had PTSD as well as anxiety. Now that I’m 26.. And I have my own mental health issues to contend with – I wish there was wider acknowledgement of the state of mental health across the globe. My dad inspires me and I even created my own website. 🙂
It’s great read for me.
mental health is most important part of life cause mental is the main part of body which govern the nerve system.
I am undergoing treatment at the moment for depression which was diagnosed 27 years ago, but I feel it is much longer than this. I have e many times been attended to by the emergency team from local hospital. I still feel let down by first line of care eg local GP,. I have a physiologist that seems to take my problems seriously. I now work in aged care where a lot of undiagnosed depression exists. A lot of doctors feel that they are old and don’t matter, so I feel my through my experiences. I can help them, we are put on this earth for a reason, we just have to find the best way to share and care.
I am a USMC vet of Viet Nam. I want to thank Mr.Patrick J. Skerrett for posting this article. It has been more than 40 years since I saw war first hand, however, I still see some of it as though I am still there. The vets returning from our most recent wars are suffering as well. Please accept my (our) deepest appreciation for keeping this very important malady in the fore and on peoples mind.
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