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Eagle Scout Project Raises Awareness of PTSD


Post-traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD) is a state of serious mental and emotional stress that occurs when someone has been exposed to a traumatic experience.

Unfortunately, it’s a real problem for many veterans who have served our country so bravely. Inspired by their plight, Jonah Reardon from Troop 14 in La Grange, Ill., recently completed an Eagle Scout project dedicated to educating the rest of us about PTSD.

Jonah organized a screening in his community of a documentary film, On the Bridge, about PTSD. Jonah’s event also featured appearances from veterans who graciously stayed after to participate in a discussion panel about the issue.

Jonah captured the discussion on film and posted the results on his website.

Click here to read more about Jonah’s project.

Click here to hear a radio interview with Jonah.

The video below is not related to Jonah’s project, but it might shed some light on the effects of PTSD.

Click here to learn more about PTSD.

Comments about “Eagle Scout Project Raises Awareness of PTSD”

  1. raccoon says:

    my dad has ptsd he had alot of trouble with stop lights and people crossing the road and being woken up but after a while the symptoms stopped

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