Veterans and counselors encourage awareness of PTSD and psychological trauma in Ingham County’s vets
All because your body is no longer in a place of war doesn’t mean your mind is safe at home. “If you’re in a combat situation or environment for seven months to a year … your brain is going to establish those things as the norm, and when you’re not in those situations anymore your brain is still going to process that you are,” says Logan Stark, a retired Marine Scout Sniper, about adjusting from combat to civilian life. Stark saw combat in the Middle East during his time in the Marine Corps and dealt with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, when he returned to the United States. Stark says there are many factors he calls “environmental stimulants” that can affect individuals in many different ways.