Blue Star Mothers of America's Guide to Post Traumatic Stress & Traumatic Brain Injury-
With the return of troops from war zones, the incidences of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) symptoms are on the rise. Debriefings for troops returning from a war zone usually include information about PTS. However, the troops' families and friends do not automatically receive relevant information on how to identify and deal with their loved one's PTS symptoms, which can include excessive anger, debilitating depression, and suicidal thoughts.
With the hopes of promoting understanding and providing resources for the families of returning troops, Blue Star Mothers of America have prepared a Guide to Post Traumatic Stress. This 16-page document includes basic information to help family members understand and identify PTS, a list of resources, and personal touches in poems and letters written by moms dealing with their sons and daughter's PTS.
Some wounds of war Are never seen They're buried deep within No open wound No Purple Heart No blemish on the skin But these are wounds That leave a scar Upon our very soul They tear our hearts Cause misery And take a heavy toll Our bloodless wounds Cause us to ask Oh GOD,what was it for We go through life Not knowing why We have these Wounds of War
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