The stigma that stops Veterans from seeking help

What discourages veterans from seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress? PBS offers a series called War on the Brain  to begin to answer that.

Soledad O'Brien interviews many Veterans, including  Army Colonel Greg Gadson (now retired) who was blown out of his passenger's seat by a roadside bomb. He was in Baghdad 2007. His physical injuries were so severe, doctors assumed he would suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. But he was too embarrassed to accept it.

"Almost every day, at some point, I would relive the IED attack. It was like I couldn't turn my mind off, like I was being flooded, like a cyber-attack, reliving that explosion like a broken record. It just kept playing, and I couldn't stop it," Gadson says.

Gadson had both legs amputated and admits, as a former athlete and a leader in the military he could not ask for help.

Read the entire interview by clicking the SOURCE link.

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Howard Berry is dying of cancer. He's stopped all treatment. His life seems less important after he lost his son, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Berry, t... Read more »

Veteran goes from living in car to graduating from college

Zack Cleghorn came back from deployment four years ago and transitioned to civilian life. He tried to hold a job but he suffered with depression and P... Read more »