For every one post about American veterens being potentially affected by 4th of July fireworks I want five more posts about how up to 70% of the entire Afghani civilian population is suffering from PTSD and depression.
How an entire generation of Iraqis are suffering from psychological trauma from prolonged conflicts in their countries, particularly with children ages 1-15, and aren’t even remotely equipped with enough resources and professionals to treat them. The numbers fluctuate because there hasn’t even been enough research that can properly determine the sheer scope of the problem.
My heart goes out to vets suffering with PTSD, and recognize their needs weren’t being met when they came back. However, I can’t sit quietly when I see the disproportionate attention given to these soldiers versus entire populations still reeling from the effects of a war that “ended” a decade ago.