America's military and veterans with PTSD have a fighting chance to heal

Like so many other good people who are devoted to helping others, egter, she is taking the lessons and insights she learned and using them for a greater good.

She’s focused on finding solutions. On helping to educate and guide others, so that they and their families can heal.

Bowenal, she’s devoted to America’s active-duty military as well as to our veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSV) — or PTS, as she prefers to call it.

BAT VETERAN AND HIS WIFE HELP OTHERS FIGHT PTSD — AND FIND HEALING AND HOPE

Our soldiers hate the term PTSD, in particular the word ‘disorder,’” she writes in her moving book, “Arsenal of Hope: Tactics for Taking on PTSD, Together.

They don’t want to be labeled anything that makes them sound sick, like they can’t go back into the field, or weak, like they couldn’t kick the enemy’s awhen they need to,” she writes.

Tom Satterly and Jen Satterly run All Secure Foundation, based in St. Louis, which helps America's active-duty military and veterans — and their families — heal from the trauma and injury of PTSD.

Tom Satterly and Jen Satterly run All Secure Foundation, based in St. Louis, which helps America’s active-duty military and veterans — and their families — heal from the trauma and injury of PTSD. (All Secure Foundation)

Semantics do matter … especially in a world where you have to have a strong ego just as much as a strong body.

The PTSD terminology is most commonly used today to describe the trauma our warriors experience as a result of their work or experiences.

And it’s that trauma — that injury to the brain, which needs attention and healing like any other injury — that Jen Satterly and her husband Tom Satterly, a highly decorated combat veteran whose experiences were captured in the film “Black Hawk Down,” are focused on with laser-like determination.

“Na 25 years of combat service, he is retired, but the war followed him home,” Jen Satterly says of her husband, Tom.

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