According to researches, 30% of the combat soldiers who participate in combats or event, experience a PTSD. Those soldiers are everyone’s soldiers. We have a duty for them as a society. We must embrace them and assist them – as much as possible, since we are all belong and connected to our brothers, that without homeland defense and the Jewish country – they were not there.
The situation today is that soldiers, after military service, are required to prove their disability to a system, which it seems like doing anything to make difficult and complicate, maybe out of a purpose to minimize the required expense for a thorough therapy in the wide-scale problem. In addition, there is a larger group of soldiers, who doesn’t even know they suffer from any mental problem. “The trigger” comes true towards maturity after about a decade, in the the late 40’s of their lives – the association had set a purpose to locate and take care of those soldiers, thereby reduce the mental disability of our soldiers.
The bureaucracy that the State of Israel adapted gets the opposite results. The system doesn’t create conversation among combat soldiers in the purpose of not “flooding” problems, and sometimes you might think in order to not take a financial responsibility for our children’s rehabilitation. This reality takes people out of the creative life circle, and makes the chance of their rehabilitation and recovery to almost impossible, among other things because the time component in the treatment of PTDS is critical, and the time passes until the therapy hurts deeply the opportunity of their recovery and rehabilitation.