‘Do something:’ Ukraine works to heal soldiers’ mental scars

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The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – When peace returns to Ukraine, many thousands of its combatants will likely return from the battlefields bearing psychological scars.

Psychologists, veterans affairs officers and former soldiers are working to head off a potential mental health crisis when troops transition to civilian life.

A mental health rehabilitation center for soldiers on the outskirts of Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, treats post-traumatic disorders with acupuncture, soothing sounds and other therapies.

A former paratrooper who ran a half-marathon to raise awareness and funds for treatments says healthy-looking soldiers suffer inwardly.

He worries about the risks of traumatized soldiers taking their own lives or turning guns on others.

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12/1/2022 12:13:18 PM (GMT -6:00)

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