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An Endless War: The History of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

 
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About The Exhibit

This exhibit raises awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the effects it has on our veterans and active duty service members. It also provides educational resources to teach civilians what we can do to support those who have served our country.

 

Exhibit Highlights

This is the summary of the three sections of the exhibit. These are the stepping stones to becoming more aware about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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What is PTSD

On the outside, a soldier struggling with PTSD looks like a regular soldier, but on the inside it seems like an endless war. This section is to increase awareness and knowledge about this internal battle soldiers go through.

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History of Post Traumatic Stress

 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has many different beginnings including; the first time it was noticed, written about, researched, and medically diagnosed. This section expands the different "beginnings" of PTSD and how it was portrayed throughout the centuries.

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How to Help

This portion of the exhibit discusses the different foundations and groups that have come together to help those who are fighting what seems like an endless war inside their head.

 

Facts & Figures

15%

VIETNAM VETERANS

were currently diagnosed with PTSD at the time of the most recent study in the late 1980s

12%

DESERT STORM VETERANS

have PTSD in a given year

11-20

OUT OF 20

veterans have been diagnosed with PTSD from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

 

Where is the Exhibit Located?

An Endless War: The History of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is currently located at the Rosengart Gallery in downtown Statesboro, GA. In June, it will be relocated to Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division Museum.

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