Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. The former Marine was injured in a roadside bomb. He lost friends in combat, and later, to suicide. When the Winona, Minn. resident returned from the war eight years ago, he was coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD,
The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the birth of our nation, but for many veterans the sounds of the celebration can bring back painful memories. For combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fireworks can take them back to what they experienced during war.
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Ian Barr, 25, served with Special Forces during his tour of duty in Afghanistan back in 2007. It was there he witnessed the death of his friends, a traumatic experience that still haunts him today. Barr’s service to our country left him dealing with stress-related problems. He was told by doctors that helping others would help him deal with his issues, so Barr set out to serve those who also served.
Jason Probst described what it was like last year in January when he was driving a vehicle down a street and hit a road side bomb in Afghanistan. “It was like driving and hitting a wall,” he said.
A Minnesota mom worries her soldier son is not getting the help he needs for the stress of war. She wants that to change — before it’s too late.
In the aftermath of a U.S. Army Sergeant’s alleged killing of 16 Afghan villagers, many are speculating about the events that led up to the massacre.
Four years after the I-35W bridge collapse and Kim Dahl still is in the recovery process.
A Journalist covering the destruction in Haiti begins to suffer from PTSD. She takes some intense, even frightening measures to cure herself. Read the story.
Thursday night is the premier of a new HBO documentary on Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder. Chad Hartman talks to it’s co-director, Jon Alpert.
Next week, people across the country will honor veterans for Veteran’s Day. Thousands of Minnesota service members coming home from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering in silence.