by William Van Ornum, Ph.D. on
Alyssa Moirano, a student, writes in response to a recent blog:
With the current war, I am well aware of the high number of soldiers diagnosed
with post-traumatic stress disorder upon returning home to the United States.
However, I was unaware of the long-term implications. It is scary to know that
they are living each day on more and more pills. It is even scarier to hear
that many soldiers are contemplating suicide. After serving their country for so long and engaging in terrifying warfare, many of these men are counting down the days to come home; however, once they arrive, life is not as sweet as they would have hoped.
One of the quotes that significantly stuck out to me was said
by a previous solider: “I should have died in Iraq.”