Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wounded Warrior Project Spotlight - Combat Stress

When a soldier returns home, it's rarely an easy transition between military and civilian life. The events experienced while serving are not easily shared with your family and friends. Mental overload leads to physical exhaustion and a sense of isolation. More than 600,000 service men and women live with the invisible wound of war.

What is Combat Stress?
Combat stress is a normal reaction to the abnormal conditions of a combat environment. Symptoms can be, but are not limited to, fatigue, loss of concentration, and decreased reaction time.

What is PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a diagnosed condition that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event. Symptoms can include disturbing thoughts, feeling, or dreams related to the events, mental or physical distress, difficultly sleeping, and changes in how a person thinks and feels.

Wounded Warrior Projects such as "Project Odyssey" helps connect our military heroes with each other so they all know they are not alone. You can help support the cause by making a DONATION now.