War makes you crazy. The VA recognized that in 1980, when it added PTSD to the list of veteran disabilities, and the list of walking wounded from that diagnosis would be far bigger if it weren’t for the stigma that PTSD has in somehow indicating weakness.

Nobody with PTSD, from war, from rape, or from anything else, wants to labeled disabled or disordered, however. Society hasn’t come far enough. It still favors broken limbs.

About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.
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