Our Troops
The effects of Iraq on our troops' mental health…
Rosemary Thomas
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Thousands of Americans have submitted their time, energy, and strength to fight the war in Iraq though the aftermath can be mentally and physically traumatic.
Most troops who returned to the United States suffered from serious long term post-traumatic disorder (PTSD). This mental condition causes emotional stress, and disabling hallucinations which can lead to other mental conditions as anxiety and also being delusional. Most American troops have returned mentally damaged and physically drained from effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.
The War in Iraq triggered mental anguish in our American troops. There is a lack of mental healthcare professionals to provide treatment and therapy to treat our returned troops. Some troops became suicidal or drug and alcohol addicted.
Without treatment or therapeutic counseling, PTSD it can be a life-long struggle. There are Vietnam Vets who are still coping with the trauma and stress of Vietnam. Our troop’s families need to support them, to help them deal with the horrifying trauma which made them mentally impaired. So there should be more mental health organizations, therapists, professionals, and counseling to assist Our American troops with their post-traumatic stress.
We are losing Americans each day in Iraq. That can be stressful and mostly unbearable for the American families. Anxiety builds more into the families when their loved one is fighting for their country in Iraq. Anxiety, wondering if they will ever return safe.
If you have a loved one or friend who is fighting in Iraq, get them mentally prepared, help with the anxiety. Get them to get a mental health professional to seek help when they return; it may avoid post-traumatic stress. Iraq will have a strong effect on the mind.
Help our American Troops.
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