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CNN reported an alarming statistic: 345 confirmed suicides last year among active and non-active military personal. Of that number 182 were active duty suicides. This number is a record according to the CNN report. It is uncertain what the causes are for such a high number, but postraumatic stress known as PTSD and the militaries inability to deal with what some call an epidemic of PTSD vetrans are believed to be contributing factors.
You don't have be a vetran of war or even be in a war zone to experience PTSD. A car accident, child abuse, witnessing a violent event, terrorism, and even being raised by a PTSD veteran can all cause PTSD. For example, the tragic events of 911 cause a kind of global PTSD. And PTSD is certainly a factor in the record number of suicides reported last year.
Kosi and Francince will take a look at the Heart Break of PTSD and deeply examine how PTSD can actually be an amazing gift of Peace.
CNN posted this suicide hotline for vetrans 800-273-8255. Please call this number if you or someone you know is at risk of suicide or are experiencing PTSD symptoms.
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