Withers, R. (2013). Can Civilian Counselors Promote Effective Treatment of PTSD in Combat Veterans of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? [Website article]. Retrieved from http://www.counselinginsite.com.
Since 9/11, the U.S. led Global War on Terror has seen sustained military action in both Iraq and Afghanistan for a length of time that rivals the War in Vietnam a generation ago. While combat fatalities have so far been considerably less in both Iraq and Afghanistan, the psychological toll of sustained action has nevertheless compromised the lives of hundreds of military men and women, and their families. Of particular concern is the rise in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Combat Veterans, a polarizing and potentially fatal condition that has prompted an alarming number of servicemen and women to commit suicide.