We’re about to delve into a topic that often gets twisted, misunderstood, and unfairly portrayed in the media and our day-to-day conversations—Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among our brave military veterans. 

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You’ve probably heard about it, but how much do you think you know are misconceptions and stereotypes rather than the raw, unfiltered reality?

PTSD isn’t a sign of weakness or the same for everyone. It doesn’t necessarily look like a decorated soldier waking up in a cold sweat from a war flashback. 

However, Hollywood would love to have you believe that. It’s a complex condition affecting our military veterans in ways many don’t fully grasp.

We’re about to unpack the realities of PTSD, bust a few myths, and hopefully help everyone better understand the experiences of the men and women who’ve served our country.

5 Common Misconceptions About PTSD in Veterans

Misconceptions about PTSD in veterans create barriers and stigma that can prevent people from seeking the help they need. 

PTSD is a human response to extreme situations. The more we educate ourselves about it, the better we can support and understand those living with it.