Invisible Wounds of War
Post Traumatic Stress
Risk for suicide is 22 percent higher among Veterans when compared to U.S. non-Veteran adults. Studies show that trauma from exposure to suicide can contribute to PTSD. Veterans are more likely to develop PTSD as a result of exposure to suicide if they witness the suicide or if they are very connected with the person who dies. Adults who have had a concussion are three times more likely to commit suicide than the rest of the population.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Adults who have had a concussion are three times more likely to commit suicide than the rest of the population. la. Aliquam bibendum, turpis eu mattis iaculis, ex lorem mollis sem, ut sollicitudin risus orci quis tellus. Mauris id fermentum nulla. Nullam sit amet nisi condimentum erat iaculis auctor. Nulla lectus ante, consequat et ex eget, feugiat tincidunt metus.
Gulf War Syndrome (GWS)
Veterans' Medically Unexplained Illnesses. A prominent condition affecting Gulf War Veterans is a cluster of medically unexplained chronic symptoms that can include fatigue, headaches, joint pain, indigestion, insomnia, dizziness, respiratory disorders, and memory problems.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and people with a history of repetitive brain trauma. A protein called Tau forms clumps that slowly spread throughout the brain, killing brain cells. Symptoms of CTE generally begin appearing years after the onset of head impacts.