A high amount of military veterans who spend time on the battlefield suffer from varying levels of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Initially, people did not take PTSD seriously and believed that it didn’t cause any detriment.
However, as time passed, more and more research suggested that traumatic experiences in the past can take a toll on whoever suffers them.
While anyone can have PTSD, the majority of people have it are war veterans.
Take a quick peek at retired soldiers across the world, and you will notice that most of them are not right in the head.
Some of them might seem okay, but deep down, their mental anguish deteriorates their quality of life.
A sizable percentage of U.S soldiers show irregular behavior once they return from the battlefield.
They have trouble sleeping, communicating, focusing, and often stay depressed for months.
Sometimes, it causes them to behave erratically and lash out at even the most unsubstantial of things.
What’s so sad is that most of the time, the sufferers do not share these problems with their loved ones or mental health professionals.
It only increases their pain and causes them to make regrettable decisions.
Sadly, many soldiers find post-traumatic stress disorder unbearable, which is why they end up taking their own lives to free themselves from the pain.
Veteran Suicides In The United States
Several army members, present and retired, have been taking their lives because of the horrors they faced during the war.
Some people witness horrific deaths, lose their friends, platoon members, leaders, and a lot more. Compared to ordinary situations, there is a lot more at stake during wars.
It is a matter of life and death with other massive implications. Failing in the battlefield alone is enough to drive some soldiers to the edge of insanity.
It is a significant reason why more than sixty thousand United States veterans decided to commit suicide.
While self-mutilation and killing are not new among soldiers, the number of such cases has been drastically increasing since 2008.