… is its invisibility. It’s a devastating injury you cannot see. Its effects torment the veteran, as well as the family and friends closest to them.
The manifestations – a volatile mix of nightmares, flashbacks, overreactivity, anxiety, insomnia, depression, guilt and shame – can end friendships, ruin marriages, lead to isolation, substance abuse, job loss, homelessness … and suicide. It does this every single day.