27 Jun '17, 11am

From chatter to change: New image of PTSD stresses growth, not pity

Editor's note: The following is an opinion piece. The writers are not employed by Military Times and the views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Military Times or its editorial staff. There has been a lot of chatter lately about the benefits of struggle. The recent New York Times bestseller “ Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy ,” by Sheryl Sandberg and Dr. Grant Adams, gives hope of creating resilience in the face of adversity. Retired Marine Corps. Gen. Jim Mattis’ speech on the topic in 2014 , in which the future defense secretary cited the benefits of trauma in the form of “something called ‘posttraumatic growth,’ ” went viral — at least among veterans. Even National Public Radio recently aired segments discussing research that suggests post-traumatic stress disorder can can lead from struggle to growth. But underlying al...

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