This is a reflection …
Medea Benjamin and Charles David point out in their well researched article, “A Look Back at 8 Years of War In Iraq” …
“More than 4,400 Americans have died as a result of the invasion and occupation of Iraq – more than the 3,000 killed on 9/11.
Over 32,000 US soldiers have been seriously wounded, many kept alive thanks to the miracle of modern medicine. But those numbers don’t tell the half of it.
Stanford University and Naval Postgraduate School researchers who examined the delayed onset of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) found that by 2023 the rate of PTSD among Iraq war veterans could rise to as high as 35 per cent.
And for the second year in row, more soldiers committed suicide in 2010 than died in combat, a tragic but predictable human reaction to being asked to kill – and watching your friends be killed.”
- Mede Benjamin and Charles Davis
They wrote this portion well and there is no denying the research … of course, it’s an opinion piece, and culminates in just that, but they do link their facts and that’s why it’s posted here on a blog that points to health and healing … later in the article they note the rise in domestic violence after Vets return home.
CraniOcean was one of the first blogs to report and reflect on PTSD in this country. How much has really changed since then? It doesn’t have to be like this, not with proper information. If you are suffering from PTSD, or know anyone that is, or from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury(TBI) please consider to visit the site, CraniOcean.Calm today. After all, it couldn’t hurt.
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