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AFFVN comment:  If you follow the entire video to it's conclusion you will perhaps begin to see the links between military ptsd and ptsd as we are experiencing it in Law Enforcement Fire and E.M.S.  For us our war within rages and subsides with the years of service and the types of calls we attend.  Regardless of the branch that you serve in, Armed Forces or as a First Responder, the telling of the men and women in this video gives us insights and opportunity to challenge the status quo and to change the outcome of PTSD woundings.  The failure of command to act is in of and by itself a condemnation of the status quo and a failure in the courage and leadership required to change the stigma in mental health woundings from ptsd.  If you are in a command position in service then consider the wisdom offered here.

Warning:  this is graphic video and testimony.  Guard your mind.  If you have ptsd you will understand the message and the content.  If you don't have ptsd and want to begin to understand what it is then view this video in a safe setting and buddy up to discuss it with a trusted friend or peer.  NAFFVN thanks the men and women who shared their story and the ptsd woundings so openly and with such integrity.  CLICK HERE

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