Today I heard one of the saddest news reports I've heard in while. A soldier opened fire on some civilians in Afghanistan. As if what he did was not horrible enough I was even more heartbroken after reading about his personal trauma. He suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) a few years ago and his family life is a "struggle".
This is a news report that I feel God is truly breaking my heart possibly to make others aware of. One subject I never wrote about on my other blog (http://thelifeofausmcwife.blogspot.com/) but I will be doing on this one is about combat PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
PTSD has severely changed my life at a very deep level I can't quite put it into words for people to grasp the depth. Now, I am not a Dr. and I am not saying this soldier has PTSD however he did have a TBI and depending on the severity of his injury it is sad he was given a "fit for duty" status as a sniper so soon.
My question is what is it going to take for our military and really all Americans to realize how serious issues like PTSD and TBI's are?? We can't expect our military to be "super soldiers" especially if our government isn't going to provide the care they need. War is hell!! The war does not stay in Afghanistan or Iraq or wherever the deployment occurs. This war comes home and it effects our military members and their families.