Everyday I listen to my combat veterans as they struggle to return to the "normal" world after having a deeply life-changing experience. I do everything I can to help them. Sometimes that can involve medications, but listening is key.
Like, a LOT. What can I say? I'm a sucker for love. And though intoxicating to my younger self, these storylines had a problem. They were all extremely limited.
He wrote this essay. By Jason Moon The way we think about PTSD is communicated in the way we talk about it, in the way we talk to veterans, and the way we talk to veterans - believe it or not - directly reflects their ability to get help. Thinking of how I can help people understand how to talk to veterans, I came up with seven simple things that you should never say to a veteran. What was it like over there? Tell me about your war experience.