The idea for this podcast episode comes from listener Phoebe Gavin of New York City.  In addition to being an OIF veteran, Phoebe is a member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the first and largest non-profit, non-partisan association for new veterans.  Thank you, Phoebe, and all your fellow veterans, for your service.

Let’s begin with two adapted-from-real-life stories to paint a more accurate picture of PTSD.  Consider proceeding with caution if you’re a super-empathizer or a survivor yourself.  A pleasant spoiler: both people I describe are doing fine now.


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