A Post-Traumatic Stress Video

A friend sent me the URL for a video from Canada about soldiers in the aftermath of war suffering, and sometimes dying, from Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI).

The video calls it “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” (PTSD). As long-time readers of this blog know, I use the word “injury” instead of “disorder” because the illness is the result of an external wound to the psyche, not the mind simply having gone awry. I suffer from it from my thirteen years involved in Vietnam during the war. I always will.

The importance of the video derives from understanding what happens to the human soul when it is subjected to the unspeakable horrors of combat. One of my life missions is to help Americans understand the ghastliness of combat so that they can better decide about going to war, knowing what it will do to the young men and women on the battlefield.

The video made me cry. I hope it will make you cry, too. Maybe, working together, we can reach out to our young soldiers and Marines and help them survive their soul-destroying memories.

View the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wq0X0bwMprQ?feature=player_embedded

4 thoughts on “A Post-Traumatic Stress Video”

  1. That’s a very sad video. I can’t imagine how awful it must have been. I do well understand the feeling your country betrayed you though.
    Like you, I also have PTS. I like the term PTSI, though I usually call it PTS(d). I’ve collected a few articles about things that many have found helpful.
    For me sometimes THC works best, and other times CBD, I can’t encourage everyone enough to try CBD, you can sprays that work almost instantly, you don’t have to vape or smoke it, or you can eat it on your salad after you properly bake it in the oven to activate it. You don’t need to get high on cannabis anymore either, you just need access to the proper kind, ideally organically grown and 3rd party lab tested. I write about medical cannabis on Quora.com where not paid to write answers, though they have been trying lure into posting questions, with promises of vast fortunes!
    I just know 2019, is going to be a tough but amazing year and leave you with this question, if what you’re doing now isn’t working, where’s the harm in trying something different? Take good care!! I care, lots of people care, reach out!
    https://www.quora.com/topic/Medical-Cannabis/writers
    https://plus.google.com/s/PTS(d)%20Barb%20Kueber/top

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    1. Thank you. I’m already taking sixteen meds each day, so I want to avoid adding more. Besides, I’ve managed to come to terms with my unbearable memories. I live with them. They are as strong as ever, but by facing them at the conscious level and training my emotions, I’m doing pretty well. That said, I greatly appreciate your words.

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      1. I would give almost anything to have my PTS(d) “reset”, and get back to the land of living. When I succeed, I’ll be blogging about that too! First curing my own cancer, next my own PTS(d)!

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