31 May '12, 2pm

Holistic treatments help Soldiers battle PTSD:

Holistic treatments help Soldiers battle PTSD:

FORT BLISS, Texas (May 30, 2012) -- For some Soldiers, the emotional scars of combat can be just as overwhelming as the physical ones. Often, Soldiers had only a choice between suppression or medical discharge. But the Warrior Resilience Center at Fort Bliss, Texas, seeks to help Soldiers treat their post-traumatic stress emotionally and spiritually, and return as functioning members to their units. Sgt. Lance Bradford, a cavalry scout, deployed to Baghdad in 2006. He was on a battalion reconnaissance team made up of small kill teams that stayed in Baghdad for five days at a time. His unit was hit by at least four improvised explosive devices, known as IEDs, and was shot at countless times. Five months into his deployment, he was shot; the bullet went through his arm, into his rib cage and out his back. He was medically evacuated from the battlefield and sent home to Fort ...

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