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The thing about MST is you're not a hero. At the VA I'm surrounded by Vietnam/Desert Storm/OEf & OIF vets. I'm always aware that I have PTSD because of my weakness while combat vets have it because of their strength.

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The thing about MST is you're not a hero. At the VA I'm surrounded by Vietnam/Desert Storm/OEf & OIF vets. I'm always aware that I have PTSD because of my weakness while combat vets have it because of their strength.

MST does not happen because one is weak.

For me, combat vets are all heros to our country and that's where their

strength is.

A vet is a vet.

PTSD is PTSD - no matter what the stressor is.

jmho

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I agree, even though I spent 5 years in War, and a lot of Vets have not had to go to War, as stated above a Vet is a Vet, there are just different kinds of Vets.

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Myself and many other veterans on this website respect someone like you who had the courage to come forward and tell the mental health professionals your personal experience with MST. As PR said, you are a survivor and you were wounded. Whether a wound was physical or mental or incurred in war or in peacetime does not make any difference, it still causes pain. My friend, you are not weak.

Good luck to you.

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