Friday, January 4, 2019


When your job is to save yourself too!

Combat PTSD Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
January 4, 2019

This year started off with a Chicago Police Officer taking his own life on New Year's Day. Suicide claims more lives of responders than being killed doing their jobs. 

I have a question for members of the military, law enforcement, firefighters (professionals or volunteers) EMT, and veterans of all of these services. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?

Seriously! You took a job to protect others even though you knew could kill you. Safe bet you did it even though you were afraid at times. Even though you were willing to do all that, you still cannot answer how it is that you are so afraid to talk about what the job did to you, that you cannot talk to save your own lives?

Do you depend on those you serve with or not?

Does life matter to you or doesn't it?

The over 7 million people in this country with PTSD are waiting for an answer. Because if you cannot understand you ended up with PTSD saving them and caring about their lives, are they supposed to be too afraid to talk too? Are they supposed to feel as if surviving is something to be ashamed of too?

When more service members take their own lives than are killed doing their jobs, it robs them of hope to heal. If you give up on yourself, then what was all you did for?

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