Rehabilitation for War Veterans

769 Words Feb 20th, 2018 3 Pages
Less than 40% will seek help” (ptsdusa.org). Many soldiers come home from war with PTSD, these soldiers that suffer from PTSD are known to result in murder and/or suicide cases. PTSD negatively impacts the physical, mental and emotional being of war veterans which puts them in risk of harming themselves as well as harming others. Society stereotypes war as a heroic experience in which soldiers come back feeling like heroes however that is not the case, society needs to give support to soldiers attempting to adjust back to their normal lives. Soldiers come home from war with not only physical scars, but also emotional and mental burdens. As said in Steinbeck’s, Why Soldiers Won’t Talk, “they did not and do not remember- and the worse the battle was, the less they remember.” During war, soldiers go through very traumatic experiences. It causes damage to their physical bodies as well as their mental states of mind. Soldiers hold the burden of the casualties and tragedies that occur on the battlefield and carry it around for the rest of their lives. What is really significant about the emotional impact that war has on soldiers is that it makes it hard for soldiers to adjust back to their “normal lives.” “In all kinds of combat the whole body is battered by emotion” (Steinbeck). All soldiers are different, they have all experienced different traumatizing moments. The way the soldiers…
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