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War keeps taking and taking and taking… we need to care for those who serve.

Before there was PTSD, there was just combat fatigue; men and women were just supposed to forget about it or suck it up.

Many men and women who served in all our wars suffered during their time in combat and many silently for years after their service in WW One and WW Two, Korea, Vietnam, and then Desert Shield. Finally they put a real name and some real treatment together for what had ruined all too many lives years after the combat was forgotten.

Don’t forget, don’t let them down. Think even longer and harder before sending them in harm’s way – please.

Amplify’d from servicewomen.org
While I always felt his PTSD was “justified” in a way, his wife’s behavior after he returned home always seemed bizarre to me.
When talking with her, she’d drone on and on about having “secondary PTSD;” she developed the same symptoms as her husband.
But, I now know that I was wrong

So, maybe it doesn’t have an official name, but spouses of those suffering with PTSD have to deal with a lot. The depression and anxiety can easily be transferred to the “caregiver” and can cause them to suffer through it as well.

Read more at servicewomen.org


Five days community service for sexually assaulting hotel maid?

The real slime-balls here are the prosecutors who “defend” their going along with 5-days community service by implying that assault not-so-bad and “victim” is tainted by wanting compensation.

Amplify’d from gothamist.com

Egyptian Banker Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Hotel Maid, Sentenced To 5 Days Community Service

The Egyptian banking executive who was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a maid at the Pierre Hotel decided to plead guilty. Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar entered the plea yesterday and was sentenced to five days community service. His lawyer said he completed the community service already (soup kitchen work)
Service of a $5 million lawsuit speaks to her motivation from the beginning – loudly and clearly.”

Read more at gothamist.com