Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PSTD, is suffered by people who have been put in extremely stressful situations over a period of time. Whilst it is not limited to affecting veterans, it is very common in veterans who have faced combat.
Since it was first labeled ‘shellshock’ in the First World War, studies on PTSD have been hard-pressed to find good treatment methods that have positive outcomes. There is a regimen of prescription drugs that can help; it has also been found that meditation and mindfulness can help with the condition.
One of the most revolutionary methods out there is called equine therapy. Equine therapy has helped many veterans to shed their scars or at least get used to them. For Army veteran Brian Mancini he found that horse therapy helped him immensely.
Check out Mancini’s story in the video we have posted for you below. There are so many wonderful groups out there that help veterans with PTSD, and many provide animal therapy that can genuinely turn a veteran’s life around completely. These groups need all the support they can get, too.