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The effects of PTSD on military families

By on April 3rd, 2012

Yesterday we heard from John McDaniel, the founder of Wounded Warriors in Action, about the opportunities he is giving purple heart veterans as they battle physical injuries and cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Today, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo brings us the voice of someone who knows PTSD symptoms well, through her experience with the United States Military and her family.

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Although a cure for the disorder does not exist, more and more veteran centers are providing counseling opportunities to veterans that now recognize that talking is the best medicine in this case. Tomorrow, Luis will bring us the voice of Scott Camil, a Vietnam War Purple Heart recipient who recognizes the issues going on in the news right now with PTSD as those he witnessed when he was the hero on ground.


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