ironic thing about war is the fact that sometimes it is necessary
to preserve peace. It is the epitome of destruction, despair, and
chaos. One of the worse parts of this is the fact that soldiers
sent to fight these wars are often clueless about what they are
fighting for. Even more pitiful, they either die in battle or come
home as an entirely different person.
PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder, is a mental health condition that’s fairly common for war
veterans. It is often triggered by a tragic, terrifying, or
life-threatening event that a victim experienced or witnessed. Its
symptoms include nightmares, severe anxiety, flashbacks, panic
attacks, and uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Many veterans
suffer from this condition, and sadly, some don’t ever recover from
it. PTSD ruins the peace within the soldier. The vanquished peace
can spread like wildfire. PTSD can also cause moodiness and a
change in the victim’s temperament. In effect, it can also have a
direct consequence on a victim’s relationship with others,
especially with the immediate family. Like Arthur Gibson, he once
had a promising future, but then the adverse effects of war ruined
it and ruined him.
Unfortunately, this is a topic often
swept under the rug. We don’t care enough for the well-being of
returning vets. Some may not experience the devastations of war
firsthand, but everyone should feel blessed that the country has an
ample number of brave veterans who fought and gave up their lives
for this country. They should always be honored and remembered.
More so, they should be given the support and aid they need to make
it easier for them to assimilate into society once they go back to
being civilians. They fought valiantly for the country, and the
least people can do for them is to help them in their war against
the monster that vanquished their peace.