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The Unexpected Loneliness of Combat Vets and POWs with PTSD

Many of us assume that loneliness is the last thing with which returning combat veterans and POWs might struggle when they return home but for many, it presents a significant and unexpected challenge. Read More

Just to note

in reference to "Setting aside the circumstances of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s capture by the Taliban" - he wasn't captured, unless you are using that term in a very expansive manner such in that they captured his heart which led to his wanting to be with them.

Loneliness goes hand-in-hand with depression.

As a person who deals with regular, run-of-the-mill, depression (I am not a veteran), I can attest to how lonely it is. It is terrifying to realize that you really are ALL ALONE when it comes to dealing with depression, and often the things leading up to it.

Yes, you can get therapy, and drugs, and rely on friends and family...but at the end of the day, you feel that you are entirely alone with it; no one can help you.

This article is great but

This article is great but it'd be even greater if you knew how to spell words correctly.

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Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and author of The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships and Enhance Self-Esteem. more...

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