An Open Letter to Warriors Struggling with Invisible Wounds

Date: Oct 31, 2021

When you’re ready to transform your life, we’re ready to help.

Today we talk about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) not as a stigmatized problem, but rather as a treatable condition.

It’s important to remember that PTSD is not a sign of weakness, it’s a response to traumatic events. Humans are hardwired to remember life-threatening memories for our long-term survival. If a tiger came out of a cave and chased us and we survived, we would never forget that cave. Most people start to feel better after a few weeks or months, but for others, the symptoms remain or come and go over time.

Common symptoms of PTSD are reliving the traumatic event through flashbacks, nightmares, anger, and irritability. Trouble sleeping or concentrating as well as not wanting to have your back toward the door in a public space are additional symptoms common to PTSD.

PTSD is treatable, and the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program (EHVP) provides free and confidential care for post-9/11 veterans and service members, regardless of discharge status or deployment history.

The two-week, evidence-based Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) will help you return to the things you love. You’ll have individual and group therapy sessions, wellness classes, family services, and a chance to connect with other warriors going through the program. Your care team will work with you after graduation from the IOP to help you transition back to daily life.

Even though treatment works, many who struggle with PTSD do not seek help. But there is no reason to carry this burden on your own. The EHVP’s treatment program is highly effective and has a proven track record of transforming lives.

When you’re ready to transform your life, we’re ready to help.

Pat McCauley
9th CSEL of USSOCOM
Command Sergeant Major (ret.)
Emory Healthcare Veterans Program Advisory Council Member

Emory Healthcare Veterans Program

Treatment works, and we are here to help. Call 888-514-5345 or complete the form at the link below to learn more. Emory Healthcare Veterans Program provides free and confidential care for post-9/11 warriors struggling with invisible wounds regardless of discharge status or deployment history.

Schedule your appointment today.

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