You Survived Yesterday, Do It Again
Combat PTSD Wounded Times
September 27, 2017
Since you are reading this today, safe to assume you survived yesterday with PTSD. You survived all the other days, years and decades since you got home from serving in combat zones or on missions around the world. You put your life on the line and won.
Bet you never thought of it that way. If you are still here, then "it" lost! If you served, then the life of others mattered so much to you, you were willing to die for their sake. So why are so many thinking of taking their own lives now?
The bigger question is why are senior veterans the majority of veterans committing suicide? Yes, your generation. 65% of the suicides reported by the VA study are over the age of 50!
Most of those years between war and now, were taken up with being busy. Work, raising families and other things didn't leave you with much time to think about yourself. Now with retirement, too much time to think of what you brought back home with you.
What you may be missing is the other things you brought home with you, like courage, compassion and dedication.
Why live all those years and give up now? You don't have leave us now as long as you understand what PTSD is, why you have it and the most important message of all is, you still have time to heal and see tomorrow living a much better life!