This is an excerpt from an excellent article written by Michelle Burns from PTSD: A Soldier’s Perspective, on PTSD, Veterans, and family court.
“The media is quick to jump on stories about military suicides, combat deaths, and active and veteran military members going on a homicidal rampage fueled by PTSD. This is what gets headlines and ratings. This is what people click on when looking for news on the internet. This is what people post and repost to social media. The bloodier and gorier, the more the story is shared, commented on, and used for political issues like gun control.
What happens when a veteran with PTSD is faced with the loss of their home and family? Where is the media then? There are no ratings or headlines for veterans who fight for their rights as parents. A father who is fleeced of his disability pay because courts use past employment to calculate child support is not newsworthy. A man with a bonified disability is discriminated in our countries courts is not a headline when the disability is PTSD. False accusations are believed because the father was labeled with four simple letters.”
Read the entire article here.
Gratis to Scott at PTSD: A Soldier’s Perspective for allowing Second Class Citizen to present his work. You can view more of his work here.
- Operator Six