Learning from a Virtual PTSD Experience

My thanks to SMSgt. Rex Temple for sharing this information. After returning from a year in Afghanistan April 2010, he has spent time helping teammates with PTSD work through the symptoms – informal peer-to-peer help can be powerful. Using a virtual experience is also proving promising.

The Department of Defense has launched a website, “Virtual PTSD Experience”, that will allow users to explore the causes and symptoms of post-traumatic stress in an anonymous setting on the Second Life virtual world platform. Second Life provides T2 a limitless space on the Internet where service members can learn more about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) causes, symptoms and resources for information and care. Visitors enter the Virtual PTSD Experience space through the Second Life website, which can be accessed for free.

For more information, visit the Virtual PTSD Experience website.

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