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Invisible Wounds at Home: Understanding Invisible Wounds

Sometimes, it is very easy to tell by looking at someone that he or she is wounded. Other injuries are not visible to the naked eye. Those who served their country in the military might have lived through a number of experiences that can lead to the development of one of the unseen wounds of military service - including PTSD, TBI, depression and substance use disorder. These injuries can cause just as much suffering and impairment as those you can see — but there are evidence-based treatments that can help, and families can play a big role in their loved ones’ recoveries. In “Invisible Wounds at Home: Understanding Invisible Wounds,” subject matter expert Dr. Tina Atherall introduces you to the four unseen wounds of military service, and introduces our series that includes specific courses on myths and facts about PTSD, Depression, TBI and Substance Use Disorder, specific symptoms of each, and what families can do to help.

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    dahla@dshs.wa.gov May 5, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Made Sense

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    Julie Gabbett March 1, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Thank you, I didn’t realize substance abuse disorder was included.

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    CARE4LIFE August 21, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Thank you, very informative

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    Michelle August 25, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    The term “invisible wounds” is so true!

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    bethellsworth August 29, 2018 at 9:04 am

    I have seen these wounds for 44 years in my dad, and it is true they are invisible to most people but to a loved one they can be seen after time

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    Nicole Williams September 29, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Good information, thank you!!

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    monchito50 July 15, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Fantastic, thank you for this support and update. true re-assurance for our brother and sister veterans. Definitely helps me both as a disabled veteran and a counselor

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