For American soldiers, there are more post-deployment suicides and homicides than combat-related deaths.
For Combat Stress Reactions and Concussion Injuries:
• Anxiety or panic attacks
• Flashbacks to traumatic events
• Slowed thinking
• Unable to focus
• Jumpy / Easily startled
• Numbness / Unable to feel
• Feeling isolated
• Compassion Fatigue (for the families, loved ones)
• Chronic body aches and pains
• Loss of appetite
For Concussion Injury (TBI) ONLY :
• Balance Problems
• Nausea / Vomiting
• Light Sensitivity
• Ringing in Ears
• Unable to find the right words
• Loss of memory
|Combat Stress is a natural and normal reactions to combat. How we respond to our symptoms determines how quickly and effectively we can recover.
These shocking statistics point to an epidemic, and demonstrate that combat trauma is a national crisis.
- 1 in every 5 US soldiers deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq has Combat Stress (PTSD).
- In 2009, the number of diagnosed cases in the military rose 50%.
- 71% of female military personnel develop Combat Stress due to sexual assault within the ranks.
- 17% of combat troops are women.
If you suspect that you may have had a Consussion Injury, and are experiencing lingering symptoms, please consult a physician.
Harvesting Happiness for Heroes services and/or products are not a substitute for medical or psychological diagnosis and/or treatment. Participation in all HH4H programs is voluntary and does not replace, supersede or conflict with guidance and/or treatment from a medical professional. The Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-TALK, provides immediate life-saving help to veterans and their loved ones.