According to the Veteran’s Administration, 800,000 returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—and less than half will get the help they need. But lately, these soldiers are getting a little help from man’s best friend.
Kate Revels was one of thousands of soldiers who suffered in silence from PTSD.
“There’s a certain amount of shame or guilt that you carry around with you.. in addition to feeling embarrassed,” Revels said.
Revels’ condition became so difficult to manage that she had to retire from the military and eventually start therapy. However, it wasn’t until she was matched with a terrier mix named Raiki that she said she finally started to heal.