Medal Of Honor Winner Speaks Openly Of PTSD Struggle.

The Los Angeles Times (8/27, Koseff) reports that Medal of Honor winner Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter “has spoken openly of his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD], which many veterans bring home after violent experiences in combat.” Carter “has said he wants to eliminate the stigma and shame that discourages soldiers from getting help,” urging “the American public to learn more about PTSD” and its effects on combat soldiers.

The Washington Post (8/27, Vogel) “Federal Eye” blog reports that in remarks during the medal presentation ceremony, President “Obama said it was ‘absolutely critical…to put an end to any stigma’ that prevents troops from getting treatment for PTSD.”

Related Links:

— “Medal of Honor recipient urges support for PTSD, “Alexei Koseff, Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2013.

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