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It's ok to ask for help. @SMAChandler spent about two years in behavioral health care counseling #PTSD #milhealth

It's ok to ask for help. @SMAChandler spent about two years in behavioral health care counseling #PTSD #milhealth

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 27, 2012) --- Army wife Kristina Kaufmann knows the severity of post-traumatic stress disorder. She has lost three friends to suicide because of it. But she also knows the power she has to help stop it. "As a commander's spouse, I have the opportunity to use this tragedy as a way to open the dialogue," Kaufmann said. "[I have the opportunity] to talk about mental health, to talk about depression, to talk about asking for help." Kaufmann is just one of many people associated with the military who have realized the impact post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD, has had on Soldiers and civilians alike, and who are working to end the deaths that result from it. The sergeant major of the Army and its surgeon general were among those who joined Kaufman today, speaking on Capitol Hill about the Army's efforts to battle the devastating ef...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/82665/Capitol_Hill_PTSD_aware...

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