New crisis line for veterans is great news!

http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Please go to this site!  In my book, Reconciliation: A Son’s Story, my military family’s own 70 year struggle with PTSD, beginning with my Dad Vernon’s WWII extended combat duty, shows how difficult it is for family and friends to engage with a combat veteran struggling with months and years of combat duty and the symptoms of PTSD.  Giving veterans an opportunity to discuss their issues in confidence is so encouraging, especially if it points them in the right direction in terms of support and treatment.  Our heroes suffer every day and often for a lifetime.  And the inter generational impact on loved ones, especially children, makes PTSD a far more serious national problem that hangs on like bad genes if the cycle of pain is not broken.  This is a moral crisis that continues to require a huge commitment of support, including an on-going campaign of education and awareness.

Steve Sparks
Author
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story

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