More than 40 years after fighting in Vietnam, about 11 percent of combat veterans still suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study finds, and far more of them are getting worse than are getting better.
During their second Iraq tour, Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Bessler and Mike spent every day and night together for eight months. At home, the days were never longer than when they were apart. It was as though one's existence was proof of the other's survival.
Brandy Horchak-Jevsjukova and her husband, Vitalijs Jevsjukovs, hope to shine some light into dark corners with the launch of the Will of the Warrior program for disabled veterans and first responders.
As the lingering effects of traumatic brain injury and combat trauma subsided, two soldiers came to regard their near-death experience and recovery in terms that might sound surprising. They believed struggling with mental trauma changed them for the better.