In this gut-wrenching talk, Sergeant Andrew Chambers shares the haunting story of his time in Iraq and the tough transition home that landed him in jail. It’s a powerful testimony to the struggle our soldiers face when they come home, and the tragic ways that they can be denied the help they need.
For anyone looking to support a veteran, we encourage you to heed Chambers’ advice: "Find a veteran and listen to his story. A lot of us just need somebody to talk to."
Happy Veteran’s Day.
Honestly though, listening is one of the best ways to support and heal. These guys go through a lot of shit
PTSD is such a real thing, and I dont think enough people realize it. They are sending KIDS overseas, and they’re creating monsters , and they expect them to come back and just fit in and act like everyone else.
They send CHILDREN to fight wars that should have never started. They teach them to hate and kill. And they come home, and some of them aren’t even allowed to drink legally yet. They just killed people, and watched their friends die, and they aren’t allowed to have a beer.
They can’t find jobs. There aren’t paid jobs for them.
Think about how stressful it is for every one of us who HASN’T been trained to hate and murder, and thrown into a war setting… there are people snapping and beating people up, and turning to drugs and alcohol, and taking their own lives every single day… now think about the added stress of PTSD or just having been overseas in a war.
It’s ridiculous the things they expect from these young people coming home…
How did he get busted for beating on somebody who pulled out a KNIFE in a fight? That’s absolutely ridiculous, once you pull out a weapon in a fight for anything other than self-defense, you deserve what you get.