Soldiers suffering post traumatic stress disorder can find it unbearable. But there is hope.

A soldier at CFB Petawawa shows the many medications he takes to combat post-traumatic stress...

A soldier at CFB Petawawa shows the many medications he takes to combat post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Afghanistan. (Darren Brown/QMI Agency)

Sophie Desrosiers  Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 12:15 AM ET

He wakes up abruptly, sweaty and trembling, confused briefly about the blurred line between dream and reality. The problem is that this dream was reality at one point. But it's not anymore, he reminds himself.

He gets out of bed, angry and pacing. Why can't he stop the nightmares? Why can't he be like the others? Why do the memories plague him, preventing him from living the life he once knew?

Without the answers to these questions, he cracks open another beer and drinks himself into oblivion until he can fall asleep again.

 


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