On June 27th 2022 it is the national recognition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a complex mental / brain health injury and illness that is a mental health condition, triggered especially with the memory of traumatic events. The wounds from this condition often begin as invisible, hence the severity of PTSD can also be a source cause for the development of physical symptoms and illness.
On this day I take the time to reflect and recognize the existence of PTSD, the invisible and visible wounds one suffers from. Individuals that serve in the form of civilians, military service men and women, and all who support members within the military services. The return home from war and combat missions can also evoke PTSD symptoms, as well as the many who have actually suffered from physical wounds.
These thoughts also intersect with the Burn Pits legislation that was introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FLA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and the passage of the PACT ACT (H.R. 3967). To recognize the impact of war wounds that veterans who are seniors and of any age can have. Thus, the need to have legislations in-place to support and care, for those who have served and continue to serve in any-kind of capacity.
- “H.R. 3967 — 117th Congress: Honoring our PACT Act of 2021.” http://www.GovTrack.us. 2021. June 17, 2022 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr3967>
- Rubio, M. (2022, March 29). Rubio: Senate Needs to Act on Burn Pits. Marco Rubio US Senator for Florida. https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2022/3/rubio-senate-needs-to-act-on-burn-pits
- Related Blog Post | H.R. 3967 | TO THE SENATE AND BACK TO THE HOUSE!
- Image 1 – Link | The Teal color ribbon is represented for PTSD Awareness.
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With Love & Kindness! 🇺🇸