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PTSD – When Guns Become the Voice of Mental Illness – By Yvonne Sam

WHEN GUNS BECOME THE VOICE OF MENTAL ILLNESS

By Yvonne Sam

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Abstract:  The scourge of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is running rampant and unchecked among our returning veterans, with fatal consequences. The Canadian & U. S Government and Ministries of Veteran Affairs are being called upon to immediately address the plight of returning soldiers. We cannot send them overseas on a mission, where in battle their lives are put on the line yet when they return home not enough is being done for them.Injured soldiers, who have served their country with courage and dedication, are slipping through the cracks of an ad hoc system.   Continue reading