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Elise Morgan WHNT News 19 Anchor
7:25 p.m. CST, November 30, 2011
With thousands of troops heading home this year, there is a big concern about how combat has affected them.
The president of "Still Serving Veterans", William Webb, says that according to different medical studies there are currently more than 500,000 American service members currently suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Webb says that every day he sees the affects of war on these warriors who may seem fine on the outside.
“War is hell, and our service members, particularly since our nation has been at war for the last ten years, have seen some terrible things," says Webb.
Once troops return, it can be difficult for them to reintegrate into their normal lives. Besides dealing with possible medical issues and financial hardship, veterans may also be plagued with anxiety attacks, nightmares and sleeplessness, feelings of guilt and shame. They may also feel rage, anger, depression, and face alcohol or substance abuse problems.
Webb says, “Some veterans feel there`s a stigma attached with admitting they have a problem, so they try to handle it themselves. Those service members are used to sucking it up and making things happen, so their tendency would be that they might not seek help.”
However the message here for all veterans and their families is don't be afraid to ask for help.
Webb says that companies like Still Serving Veterans have a network of partner organizations and they can help serve as an integrator.
“We connect the dots, so that we will come in and do an assessment on a veteran with needs and then we will often refer them to a partner organization.”
For more information, you can contact Still Serving Veterans at 256-883-7035. The website is www.StillServingVeterans.org.
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