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This video outlines some of the causes, signs and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD, when gone untreated, can lead to such extremes as suicide.
If you, or someone you love, suffer from PTSD, or suspected PTSD, seek professional intervention from a source that you trust and a source that is properly trained in clinical assessment and diagnosis for any of the signs and symptoms of traumatic stress wounding. N.A.F.F.V.N. has reviewed this video and has talked with the author. We endorse the message and approve of the content in this format.
WARNING: This video includes graphic images from (1) Oklahoma City Bombing; (2) World Trade Center Attacks; (3) Omaha Beach, WWII; (4) Hue City, Vietnam War; and (5) a Police Officer Funeral.
The end message is one of H.O.P.E.
P.T.S.D. affects not only the Emergency Services but our family and others outside of the service on civi street. The model in this video is directed towards education in signs and symptoms. If you are in doubt consult your family physician, your home department CISM team or a licensed clinician who is registered to practice in your state or province. NAFFVN also recognizes the Vietnam Veterans of America and Canada whose traumatic stress wounds are well documented and who we trust as a recognized source of wisdom when the wounded warrior is trying to find a way out of the emotional smoke of events.