PTSD

A new song about a HSLD soldier who’s home and dealing with PTSD:

Because of my pessimistic nature when it comes to music my expectations were low. The song and video really impressed me.  Deep lyrics, I can’t imagine people living with thoughts and feelings like that on a daily basis when all I do is think about girls, guns, clothes, and food.

My boys Iraqveteran8888 got special behind the scenes access at the filming of the music video:

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Right on… I like this idea:

Operation-Supply-DropBoosting morale and helping fight PTSD!  These guys sacrifice so much for the country, at the very least they should be comfortable when they aren’t being shot at.

There is a very reasonable and well thought out indiegogo campaign running right now to raise money for this.  Hit the link to go check it out and help out if you can!

This really seems like something the government should already be doing… it’s too bad they aren’t.  I’m sure there are millions of dollars squandered on useless crap to boost morale and fight PTSD which doesn’t work half as good as these video games will.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Steven

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The hell of war comes home. In July 2009 Colorado Springs Gazettea published a two-part series entitled “Casualties of War”. The articles focused on a single battalion based at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, who since returning from duty in Iraq had been involved in brawls, beatings, rapes, drunk driving, drug deals, domestic violence, shootings, stabbings, kidnapping and suicides. Returning soldiers were committing murder at a rate 20 times greater than other young American males. A seperate investiagtion into the high suicide rate among veterans published in the New York Times in October 2010 revealed that three times as many California veterans and active service members were dying soon after returning home than those being killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. We hear little about the personal hell soldiers live through after returning home.

Relevant and heartbreaking. The closest thing I have to knowing what any of this feels like is from watching the movie Dead Presidents.

The artist’s name is “Dorthy”.  You can check out more pics of the exhibit on her website – HERE

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