Essay on Not All Things Heal With Time

1654 Words Nov 30th, 2016 7 Pages
Alan Silva
Professor Gloria Bennett
November 27,2016

Not All Things Heal with Time
Some of the most painful injuries are not always visible; in fact, some of the most life debilitating injuries are the ones that cannot be seen, for they are the ones forever etched into the psyche. Depression, anger, fear, hopelessness, and isolation: these represent the gloomy colors that PTSD has chosen to carve into the canvas that is a victim’s mind using the stiff bristles of trauma. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental condition or injury that maims soldiers and civilians alike who have been dealt a bad hand in life and had to endure emotionally intense situations. Situations like these leave such devastating scars on the psyche that they cannot function the same way prior to that moment in time without out the aid of drugs, alcohol or psychotherapy. Soldiers are perceived as something more than human because they are described as being trained, rugged, edgy and always prepared for anything. Despite this perception, the Veterans Health Administration knows all too well how they can be injured and damaged just as any human being. Soldiers in war zones witness their comrades die in battle and more often than not they are the ones that carry their body back. Through all the chaos they are ordered to remain focused and keep pressing on no matter what’s going on around them. Their body does as it is told but on the inside their spirit is broken and their mind is…

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