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Veteran Seeks to Dispel Myths Related to Post Traumatic Stress
By: Jinger Jarrett
"I don't believe that Post Traumatic Stress is a disorder," Jarrett said. "It is the reaction to a single or multiple traumatic events. Events can include anything from rape to combat. Many events we might not associate with PTS can cause a reaction."
Jarrett wrote about her experiences in her report on the free resources she used to help her get better. Through both her experience and research, she discovered that much of the information circulated in the veterans' community was based on assumptions more than facts. Her frustration with other veterans telling her she couldn't have PTS because she is a woman ultimately led to her getting help elsewhere and then seeking to share her experience with other veterans.
"Some of the guys in the veterans' community were actually quite cruel and unsupportive when I started talking about my experiences. According to them, I couldn't possibly have PTS because I'm a woman. I felt very angry and frustrated. I felt rage. For a long I wanted to just get it over with and die," she said.
Jarrett's research led her to completely different conclusions from what was being said in the veterans' community, namely, that women couldn't have PTS, that only men got it as a result of combat. She discovered that women are actually twice as likely to suffer from PTS as men. Additionally, if a person has suffered multiple traumas, he/she may develop complex PTS, a form of PTS that is much harder to deal with. A recently published study suggested that early childhood trauma can contribute to changing the DNA of that person, thus causing physical problems in addition to the initial stress.
Now she seeks to share with other veterans what she has learned in the hopes of helping them get better. "Approximately 22 veterans commit suicide each day. The price is way too high to argue over the causes of PTS. It's time to develop solutions that help veterans get better."
About Jinger Jarrett: She is a full time freelance writer, author and internet marketer. She is also a U.S. Army veteran and works extensively with other veterans to try to help them solve their issues as well as collect their benefits. Strictly a volunteer, she hopes to one day have the opportunity to finance more extensive help for veterans.
For additional information please contact: Jinger Jarrett at Jinger Jarrett by phone (704-937-1460)
Further information is available on her web site at http://militaryveteransworldwide.com or http://militaryveteransworldwide.club.