March 11th, 2014|
The Birmingham Veterans Disability Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers explain a disturbingly high number of soldiers and veterans have returned home from service overseas with an extremely debilitating condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The National Institute of Health believes the condition affects as many as 30 percent of returning service members.
The condition can result in stress and anxiety that can manifest itself in numerous ways, including:
- Lack of interest in activity
- Anxiety in public places or in large crowds
- Substance abuse
To help assist the Alabama soldiers and veterans suffering from PTSD, a $250,000 grant has been offered to create funding to teach the art of transcendental meditation. The practice has been scientifically proven to help those suffering from PTSD deal with their conditions. An article from Alabama 13 News stated some researchers found the meditation techniques were able to reduce the symptoms of PTSD in participants by as much as 90 percent.
An event promoting the new course was held last Wednesday at the Hoover Library, and there are more events expected in the future.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers recognize the difficulties an individual suffering from PTSD may face, and the firm urges anyone interested in learning the calming and soothing techniques of transcendental meditation to consider attending one of the upcoming events.