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Wife of vet suffering from PTSD speaks out after Fort Hood shooting

A Toledo woman whose husband is dealing with PTSD asked us not to identify her because of the stigma associated with the disorder. A Toledo woman whose husband is dealing with PTSD asked us not to identify her because of the stigma associated with the disorder.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

One day after the tragedy at Fort Hood a Toledo woman is speaking out, demanding active duty and veterans mental health issues are taken more seriously.

She says the issue hits close to home. The moment she heard about the shooting, she says she instantly thought about her husband, Vietnam veteran diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The woman said she did not want to be identified because of the stigma attached to PTSD.

She says she does recognize is the pain felt in Fort Hood, for the lives lost and the family of the shooter reportedly struggling with mental illness.

She says she wonders if this could ever be her reality.

"Would he ever go out there and purchase, you know, a weapon? It goes in and out of my mind," said the woman.

She says her husband is getting treatment, but still has a ways to go.

"His head was so infected and so horrible that when he would sleep he would literally be scratching and digging into his head as he slept at night time.

She says he should be able to be treated without being shamed.

"There has to be more resources. There has to be more done to help them. They're out there fighting for this country so when they come back we should be able to embrace them," said the woman.

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