When it comes to military PTSD and suicide, one thing is clear. What we are doing is not working.
- Identify the problem. Discuss the no-shit facts about PTSD in a language that Service Members — and anyone else — can understand. PTSD is an incredibly logical disorder, and we don't need to have a PhD to understand it.
- Discuss the courses of action. PTSD is completely treatable. As of this recording, there are three evidence-based treatments that are approved by the VA: prolonged exposure, cognitive processing therapy, and EMDR. They work for most people most of the time, whether you have been dealing with symptoms for 5 years or 5 decades.
- Take action. Understand your symptoms, advocate for yourself, and ask for evidence-based treatments by name.
I encourage you to learn more about your PTSD symptoms and available treatments. We've created a Free Workbook to help you identify your symptoms so that you can make an informed decision to reclaim your life from PTSD and Moral Injury.
“If you believe change is possible, you want to change, and you are willing to do the work, you absolutely CAN get your life back.”