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Ours is a land of the free because of our brave military men and women who sacrifice much of themselves to defend our nation and the American way of life.
Sometimes, the sacrifice means physical wounds that are easily seen and meaningfully treated to heal the body. But often, the sacrifice is an invisible wound that festers in hearts, minds and souls of our selfless veterans – PTSD, anxiety and depression.
For years, I served as a Force Recon Marine and watched my friends fight and die in defense of freedom. When I returned home from deployments, I was devastated to watch my friends continue to fight and die as they languished under the weight of such unseen wounds. I even battled them myself.
True healing for veterans comes through faith-based programs that help service members restore a sense of identity, purpose and focus on a new mission. (istock)
Unfortunately, these wounds are harder to treat, especially when the treatment protocols being encouraged are nothing more than misguided Band-Aids.
Instead of psychedelic drugs, which are being touted as the latest quick-fix, true healing for