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A Veteran and his Wounds are for Life, Bringing Light to PTSD

All Gave Some and Some Gave All. For to many, the words may never resonate with a true sense of what the entire meaning behind them are. For others, those very words are their world, their reality. Locally we have over 3,000 men and women who have served our country in the military service, some who have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms with their lives, others to be honest even though they are back on U.S. soil they continue fighting to come back home.

In our community and across our great nation there are thousands of military veterans that suffer from the casualties of war including Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder (PTSD). During the month of June, a greater emphasis on the importance of awareness and treatment for our military men and women is brought to the nation’s forefront.

A true number of how many of our veterans suffer from PTSD may never really be known because many of them who do suffer do so in silence. Locally it’s believed that the number could be reaching into the hundreds, diagnosed and undiagnosed,

If you have any questions or concerns with a loved one or yourself please call the Veterans Peer Network, Danny Cruz (830)752-7776, Pedro Barrios (830) 212-1724. The VPN has a monthly meeting every third Thursday at the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Centers Conference Room from 6 pm to 8 pm where Veterans issues are addressed.

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