Friday, February 26, 2016

Vietnam Veteran Went From Wanting to Die to Helping Others to Live

From suicidal to advocate: A veterans story
Ed Reilly
Feb 26, 2016

"I was trying to push everyone out of my life so when I killed myself, they'd be no one left to mourn.

Local Viet Nam veteran Jack Michel, from Elma, is one of those who battled with the disorder for over two decades before he sought help.
Buffalo N.Y. (WKBW) - Combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that a soldier can develop after being exposed to the violence of war. Its most common signs are flashbacks, night terrors, hyper-vigilance, and triggers that can cause a veteran to experience an escalation of anxiety.

Veterans suffering from PTSD also feel severe depression and can turn to drugs and alcohol to try and escape the pain they are feeling inside.
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