PTSD vets live by firing ranges

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterbee, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. flutterbee

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  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Sigh. It seems to simple for them to put in a move to the other side of base.

    Did you read the related article on cognitive restructuring? An interesting and useful approach to PTSD where you relive the experience, but use cognitive therapy to find more improved ways to deal with-it.
    I'm not sure how that would work if your best friend has been shot and killed, but if it's just general gunfire, it would work. I would also think it might work for ACOAs. despite the fact so many yrs have passed.
  3. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    We live near a major base and I literally can feel the ground shake and hear the firing ranges. We live maybe 20 miles from there and it's incredible. They shoot off the tanks and my house shakes all day when they are doing this. I can't imaging living on the base and hearing that. Then, to top it off they have PTSD from a war area. Gives me shivers.