This week, there has been much conversation around veterans who “can’t handle” the “horrors” of war, and experience “mental health problems.” This characterization reveals an all too common stigma of the invisible wounds of war. It is also wrong, reflects a broader lack of knowledge and misunderstanding around the injury and how to treat it, and has egregious consequences.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.