VIA – Veterans in Action

PTSD – The War Within and a Veteran’s Story

Today we have two videos highlighting stories behind what happens after battle and dealing with PTSD.

PTSD – The war within

Out of two million US soldiers who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, psychiatrists estimate that one in three may, at some point, develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is the story of five American soldiers stricken with PTSD. One is on trial for murder, two committed suicide and two others are still in the army, struggling to get treatment.

War Torn: An Iraq War Veteran’s Story

Ian Welch was on his first combat tour in Iraq, waiting to storm across the Diyala Bridge and seize Baghdad, when an artillery round exploded behind him–changing his life forever. Now he and his girlfriend Katie are hoping love can change it back.