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PTSD Awareness Day


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious condition the North Dakota National Guard deals with everyday.

Today the disorder is being recognized nationally on PTSD Awareness Day.

Colonel Dave Thiele, says the North Dakota National Guard has added full time personal and social workers across the state since 9/11.

He says one of the biggest struggles, is encouraging service members to ask for help.

<<"There's no rhyme or reason as to who PTSD strikes, you can have two service members in the same unit, see the same things and one suffers and one doesn't, and that's the unique thing with Post-Traumatic Stress, every brain reacts differently to those stimulants," Colonel Dave Thiele said.>>

The guard also works to educate family members about warning signs and symptoms they should look for if they think a service member might have PTSD.

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