I have a friend who has PTSD, but there are limited resources for her here in Los Angeles. Many of the VA hospitals have rejected her saying that they do not have the resources for females. It just angers me that this is the case. I don't get why they refuse to treat her. Will someone shed some light on this?
It is disgraceful, many people with PTSD have to suffer alone for this reason. PSTD is usually treated using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other types of therapy. I'm not sure why these hospitals would not have the 'resources' for females. Do they have the resources for men?
It is so sad, what these vets go through. My dad was a Vietnam Vet, and back in the 80's ptsd was not treated. He had flashbacks every week at night. We would hear him yelling in his sleep. It is horrifying to know, what he had to go through. Now these vets are getting a little more treatment, but nothing can erase what they have been through. Supportive families and maybe therapy each week are a good palce to start.
Just to update everyone: we found a clinic here in the Northeast Valley that has affordable resources and toll free hotlines for anyone in our community. It is just sad that she had to jump through so many hoops just to get some help just because she is a woman who served.
@ shaun, Wow! My dad was the same, he never talked about Vietnam. My mom is the one that told us what he went through. He only talked about the friends he had while there. Families of Veterans suffer as well. I don't think you ever get to see the real person, that they were before they went to war. When you have a family member with PTSD, they are always dealing with it. Therefore, the whole family is always dealing with it. I admire all families of Veterans. Not an easy road.