7 Unique Ways These War Heroes Positively Overcome Their PTSD

PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder affects about 7.7 million American adults. Typically, members of the military who are exposed to war/combat are at the highest risk of developing PTSD.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that PTSD afflicts:

  • Almost 31 percent of Vietnam veterans
  • As many as 10 percent of Gulf War (Desert Storm) veterans
  • 11 percent of veterans of the war in Afghanistan
  • 20 percent of Iraqi war veterans
To find more information on PTSD click here.
Overcoming trauma is not an easy task, but these seven war veterans figured out new and unique ways to overcome their PTSD. From healing hugs to surfing dogs, each one of these helps the vets find their place and relax.

1. Healing PTSD One Hug At a Time

2. War Vet Finds Adventure Therapy with Cat and Dog

3. Veterans Use Relaxation To Heal PTSD

4. War Veterans Overcome PTSD With Country Dancing

5. Horses Now Help War Vets

6. War Vet Uses Yoga To Walk Again

7. Veteran Surfs with Dog

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