Monday, June 29, 2015


Independence Day is just around the corner and most Americans are looking forward to family, friends, food, and fireworks. However, those who've recently returned from active duty in the military may get less enjoyment from the "rockets' red glare" and "bombs bursting in air."  They may, in fact, be suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  To read more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of PTSD, see this site from the VA's National Center for PTSD:

If you're aware that one of your neighbors has recently returned home from active duty, maybe you could think about going to the community fireworks display this year rather than setting off your own.  Our heroes may need a little peace and quiet.

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