A Personal Account of PTSD / Age of Dignity
February 24, 2015•59 min
First, PTSD afflicts as many as 30 percent of the United States’ “global conflict with terror’s” veterans. But the disorder’s reach extends far beyond the armed forces. Over twenty-seven million Americans are believed to be PTSD survivors. Yet for many, the disorder remains shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and shame. David J. Morris sheds light on the affliction that affects him in his book, The Evil Hours.
Then, by 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than doubling today’s count. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders. Ai-Jen Poo, crafts a master plan for dealing [...]