Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

There is a lot being said about PTSD. What is being said is mostly about veterans of our wars. For the longest time it was called Shell Shocked. There are cases in the US Civil War of it. In WWII, it was called Battle Fatigue. At first no one wanted to even recognize that it existed. But when it became prevalent, people had to say that it did indeed exist. I have a friend who was a US Marine rifleman at Khe Sanh in Vietnam. He smokes cigarettes and walks everywhere he goes. He can’t hold job. He doesn’t like to be around crowds of people. But what he saw at Khe Sanh was horrendous. Most of his friends were blown to pieces. All the survivors were moved to Da Nang. Which also fell. He came home but his mind was still in Vietnam. This condition not only happens to soldiers, it also happens to people everywhere. The school shootings that have taken place over past few years. The bombing in Boston at the Marathon or the most recent was the shootings in South Carolina at the church. People thought they were safe in that church. Now they are not. The horror or fear that can come on a person because of such events can be overwhelming. Overwhelming to the point that a person can’t function at all. God says, in Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” God will answer us if we pray and ask.

2 thoughts on “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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