PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder, can happen to people who go through stressful or traumatic events. Many veterans from wars such as Vietnam or Iraq war can get depressed and violent due to survivor’s guilt, and watching various traumatic events.
The government now offers special long term counseling for war veterans.
Veteran-Veteran: Veteran’s understand better than therapists because they have experienced it already. Example: Many veterans from the Vietnam War are being listed as therapists for younger soliders from Iraq.
A war veteran, Mr. Van Cott, was in Vietnam over forty years ago. When he returned home, he found that he was often angry, violent, and began having suicidal thoughts. Even though decades had passed by, he realized he was having nightmarish thoughts and insomnia. He decided to begin therapy to counsel himself and have peace with his own thoughts.