USS Liberty Veterans are teaching Americans how to help treat Post Traumatic Stress and End 49 years of USA Govt. Coverup
On the 49th anniversary of Israel’s June 8 attack on America’s then premier Spy-Ship which killed 34 Americans and physically wounded 70% of the crew, USS Liberty Veteran, Donald Pageler told the crowd in Berkeley, CA. about his:
Three years in PTSD therapy as a result of the attack on the USS Liberty. It is therapy for me to speak out…
My agenda is to get the truth about the USS LIBERTY put into history…not about taking sides in the Middle East…
Despite the fact that the USS LIBERTY sustained the highest casualty rates ever inflicted upon a U.S. naval vessel, President Lyndon Johnson NOT only recalled the planes that responded to the Liberty’s SOS, he set the precedent of 49 years of a USA Government cover up!
YOU Can Help End 49 years of USA Govt. Coverup and Honor USS LIBERTY: HERE
Post Traumatic Stress can impact anyone who has experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.
People who have PTS may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health:
Symptoms of post traumatic stress usually begin within 3 months of the traumatic incident, but sometimes they begin years afterward.
Symptoms must last more than a month and be severe enough to interfere with relationships or work to be considered PTSD.
To be diagnosed with PTSD, an adult must have all of the following for at least 1 month:
At least one re-experiencing symptom
At least one avoidance symptom
At least two arousal and reactivity symptoms
At least two cognition and mood symptoms
Re-experiencing symptoms include:
Flashbacks—reliving the trauma over and over, including physical symptoms like a racing heart or sweating
Re-experiencing symptoms may cause problems in a person’s everyday routine. The symptoms can start from the person’s own thoughts and feelings. Words, objects, or situations that are reminders of the event can also trigger re-experiencing symptoms.
Avoidance symptoms include:
Staying away from places, events, or objects that are reminders of the traumatic experience
Avoiding thoughts or feelings related to the traumatic event
Things that remind a person of the traumatic event can trigger avoidance symptoms. These symptoms may cause a person to change his or her personal routine. For example, after a bad car accident, a person who usually drives may avoid driving or riding in a car.
Arousal and reactivity symptoms include:
Being easily startled
Feeling tense or “on edge”
Having difficulty sleeping
Having angry outbursts
Arousal symptoms are usually constant, instead of being triggered by things that remind one of the traumatic events. These symptoms can make the person feel stressed and angry. They may make it hard to do daily tasks, such as sleeping, eating, or concentrating.
Cognition and mood symptoms include:
Trouble remembering key features of the traumatic event
Negative thoughts about oneself or the world
Distorted feelings like guilt or blame
Loss of interest in enjoyable activities
Some people with PTSD don’t show any symptoms for weeks or months…. LEARN MORE about Post Traumatic Stress HERE
Since 8 June 2016, LVA/Liberty Veterans Association President Ernest Gallo has spoken at three venues in Florida. On 22 Septemeber, Gallo will be the guest speaker for the USS Shangrala Reunion in St. Louis.
Learn More about Ernest Gallo HERE
Three-time LVA President Philip Tourney and his co-host of YOUR VOICE COUNTS, Chaplain Ronald Kukal will be speaking in Denver, CO. on this September 11.
Learn More HERE
THANK YOU for helping to End 49 years of USA Govt. Coverup in Honor of the USS LIBERTY: HERE
-Eileen Fleming, Coordinator USS LIBERTY CENTRAL II
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