My brother is a Marine and I see on his facebook post a couple times a year "never gets easier hearing a brother has taken their own lifes" then post their name and something like "rest in peace". It's all guys he has served with.
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Post traumatic stress disorder is something can veterans usually have.
It ruins their lives.
Many of them try to return to their normal lives but mentally they are never the same.
It is a psychological condition which eventually takes their lives if they do not seek help.0
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as a veteran myself (did 2 tours of afghan) who has/is suffering from PTSD, alcoholism and depression it sometimes feels as if there is no one to turn to, and if you do seek help it makes you feel weak.
What you need to remember is, we have gone from being at the peak of our physical and mental fitness to a hollow shell of our former selves, and it hard for us to admit that we are struggling. we were trained to overcome weaknesses and not show suffering.
My first tour of afghan was horrible, i was team medic trained and spent most of my time picking up casualties via chinook. I saw everything, from pregnant locals, to kids who had been caught in IED blasts. one time we literally had to put arms and legs into a body bag so that the bodies could be ID'd though DNA analysis. That stuff stays with you, and slowly eats away at you until you can't take it anymore.
Watching someone die right before your eyes isn't pretty, and all this crap you see in movies doesn't come close to the real thing.0