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Post time 2011-4-20 05:56:34 |Display all floors
Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:58PM


An American Marine veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the death of four of his friends has committed suicide.


Clay Hunt, a 28-year-old veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan wars, was found dead on March 31. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound March 31 at his apartment in Sugar Land, Tex, The Washington Post reported.

"Part of Clay was killed in Iraq. Part of Clay was killed in Afghanistan and the rest of him was killed in Houston, Texas," said fellow Marine Jake Wood.

Suicide rates across all branches of the US military are estimated at 82 percent.

Large numbers of young veterans who took part in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars are suffering from PTSD.

There are approximately 23 million veterans in the United States. Of those, only eight million are currently registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

As such, many slip through the cracks due to crippling mental health problems, homelessness, alcohol and illegal drug abuse or crimes, suggesting that their problems go largely unnoticed.

PTSD is a mental condition caused by distress, traumatic memories, and extreme emotional situations experienced during war.

A major concern for PTSD patients is a tendency to commit suicide.
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Post time 2011-4-20 06:16:35 |Display all floors

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Do you derive any sick pleasure from this?

War is hell. I don't care who's side you're on. At least we've finally recognize PTSD as a disease and are working to try to understand it and help those afflicted. Look back at WW2 and see how many vets went down the same road without any treatment or understanding. IMHO, it's a strong argument for ending war, but I get no thrill from the suffering of ex-soldiers.

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Post time 2011-4-20 06:28:34 |Display all floors
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Post time 2011-4-21 01:01:25 |Display all floors
Till some time ago, it was common news about war veterans into diners, firing customers at random.  

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Post time 2011-4-21 01:02:08 |Display all floors
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Post time 2011-4-22 08:48:59 |Display all floors
Originally posted by MaKaiYan at 2011-4-20 06:16
Do you derive any sick pleasure from this?
War is hell.


Is that why the US keeps looking for more?

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