A few wonderful quotes from C.S. Lewis – a prolific author and man who set out to disprove God and in his quest ended up instead coming to the reality of the opposite – God is real and did manifest himself as Jesus Christ.
Monthly Archives: April 2012
Apparently the rate of suicide is up 80% among army personnel between the years 2004-2008. “The rise parallels increasing rates of depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions in soldiers, the study said….The vast majority of the suicides since 2004 were by men; and 69 percent had seen active combat duty. Nearly half were between ages 18 and 24. And 54 percent of those who committed suicide were from among the lower ranks of enlisted personnel.”
My heart breaks for everyone involved in the story of the Army Staff Sgt accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. As details surface, it’s becoming clear that Robert Bales was suffering from PTSD having done three previous tours in Iraq.
A father of two, his life and the lives of his family members are utterly destroyed as well as the lives of the Afghan families whose loved ones he murdered.
I know we have quite a few customers who have family members in the military…please watch out for your loved ones. PTSD is an incredibly serious and very real mental disturbance with serious consequences. If not treated properly, the affects can be lifelong. Obviously, it doesn’t always lead to a massacre but it can still destroy the life of the sufferer, destroys marriages, and can even lead to suicide. If you have a loved one in the military and especially if they have seen active duty, please learn the signs and symptoms of PTSD. Here is a link with more information and resources for help. http://maketheconnection.net/stories-of-connection?gclid=CMm55aSblK8CFSoGRQodXRQe0A