Women Combating PTSD, "The Silent Killer of the Military"
As a Veteran Peer Provider and Certified Peer Specialist in the Mental Health Services Department at Helen Farabee Centers, Kymm uses her experience as a Veteran, as a woman Veteran, and as someone with PTSD to provide service and support to people just like her. Instead of giving into her PTSD and the tendency to want to withdraw and/or remain numb in relationships of all spectrums, she spends her days in the civilian world as a Veteran representative. She shares her story. She shares her battle with PTSD. She relates with and helps Veterans in Texoma struggling from the very same disorder - PTSD. And, because of that link, Texoma's Vets confide in Kymm because they know how much she really cares.
Additional Survey Findings:
- 54% of voters say, regardless of the current policy, women in the military should be allowed to fight on the front lines and perform all the combat roles men do, but 36% oppose a full combat role for women, and 10% are undecided.
- 57% of men say it's okay for women to serve in combat. Only 52% of women share that view.
- 44% believe it will be good for the military if men and women serve together in combat roles, but 31% think it will have a bad impact. 12% say it would have no impact. 13% are unsure.
To download an informational packet about PTSD distributed by the United States Air Force, click here.
To download an informational packet about life after deployment distributed by the United States Air Force, click here.