I wrote last week about Medal of Honor recipient Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter and his courage to talk openly & honestly about his personal fight with Post Traumatic Stress.
Then I saw this: after a 30-second advertisement. https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/ptsd-not-disorder-says-medal-honor-msna155011
Having the most valiant take a stand and announce needing help with Post Traumatic Stress shows leadership that could help so many that are living not diagnosed or in fear.
Staff Sergeant Ty Carter makes great points:
Understanding and verbalizing that there is a perceived stigma with the use of words like “disorder” or “syndrome” with speaking about Post Traumatic Stress
Having someone to talk to that understands military service builds a connection and trust that is paramount to the process
Understanding that opportunities to get help must be easily available all over the country
A virtual therapeutic education network led by trained and certified veterans to deal with the effects of Post Traumatic Stress for veterans, their families and employers is in process.
This is why AVT exists. We thank and honor Staff Sergeant Ty Carter for his valor in battle and shining a light on his own fight with Post Traumatic Stress.