To encourage and fortify relationships between military service members, veterans, their families, their friends, and their Country; to nurture the path of communication for everyone, ensuring that no one is alone or left behind; and proving that we have not, are not, and will never forget the nobility of their sacrifices.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A List of 10 Misconceptions about PTSD
I found the link beneficial and am sharing it here. On a personal note, I have been diagnosed with PTSD due to trauma I experienced. My PTSD has zero to do with the military, which is why I have not mentioned it before now. The reason I bring this up is because of number #3 on the Misconception List, "PTSD sufferers aren't victims." I take issue with the word victim. In my personal definition a victim; is a person who has died due to a traumatic or tragic situation. A survivor; is a person who has survived a traumatic or tragic situation. I realize some view this distinction as semantics, but it is important to me. I also haven't met a person who has worn the uniform and freely dons the title of victim. Of course there are those who disagree with me, like I said the above is my personal definition.
I encourage you to view the list, and share the list about the 10 Common Misconceptions about PTSD.