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pinkyusuck February 3rd, 2014 2:25am

If every soldier received the sort of welcome home, and community support as Lt. Nadd, would PTSD be a significantly less serious, and/or shorter-lived malady?

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rickvee Living the dream
02/03/14 6:56 am

It would be much better than us coming home to people calling us "pawns, thugs, and baby killers"...

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Torfin Never Behind
02/03/14 2:38 am

It has to do with prolonged and sometimes sudden exposure to extreme stress.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
02/03/14 8:12 pm

I don't doubt that. I just think that a supportive, loving community waiting to welcome you home with open arms would be significantly helpful in mitigating the effects of that stress.

Torfin Never Behind
02/03/14 8:17 pm

It is certainly helpful in the healing process. Unfortunately, the govt is doing just the opposite in setting things up to be hostile to Veterans with this affliction and are attempting to remove their right to bear arms because of their issue.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
02/02/14 10:02 pm

My thought is, if they come home knowing that we're proud of them for doing their job well, it might help to mitigate any undue guilt about the nature of that job well done.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
02/02/14 7:39 pm

No - PTSD is about what a soldier experiences in theater - a nice homecoming is just that - it doesn't take away the horror of war

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inge MIA
02/02/14 7:45 pm

Yup. This is trying to oversimplify a very difficult condition.

MisterE Conservistan
02/02/14 7:39 pm

Not sending them in the first place is the best way to combat PTSD.

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inge MIA
02/02/14 7:34 pm

It would most likely help the vet in reaching out to get help, it wouldn't necessarily solve the isses though. I think making them feel safe *is* the first step.

pcox104 Florida
02/02/14 7:30 pm

It might for some. But I don't think it would change the treatment any. Finding meaningful jobs would also help.