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By Beth Brogan, Bangor Daily News Staff
Posted Feb. 16, 2016, at 6:57 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 16, 2016, at 5:51 p.m.

Scott Couture joined the Army Reserves in 1999 because it was the right thing to do for his country — and for his family.

With one young son and another on the way, enlisting in a military police unit seemed like both “a good deal” and a relatively safe way to get serious about supporting a growing family. At the time, the 94th Military Police Company hadn’t been deployed since the first Gulf War.

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Fear and PTSD

Fear Itself
The Economist
Oct 24th 2015 | From the print edition

ONE night in 2009 Jennifer Hopper and her fiancée, Teresa Butz, woke to find a man standing over them with a knife in his hand. He raped them both and killed Ms Butz with a stab through the heart. Ms Hopper was left with scars from slash wounds to her throat and arms. Her mental wounds healed more slowly. She became petrified of the dark and her sleep was disturbed by nightmares of intruders. A tap on the shoulder left her terrified. She could not get into her car: during the attack her worst fear had been that their assailant would drive them somewhere they would never be found.

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Put yourself in first place

Individual treatment is often termed as psychotherapy, and is meant to help people with their emotional issues, which can vary widely in their severity or intensity. The main aim of this form of therapy is to change the quality of life by defining the path of life clearly, and bringing in more clarity. Whether it is the problem of repressed childhood experiences that you are facing, or an emotional breakdown due to divorce, failure, or loss of a loved one, a professional psychotherapist can help you revive your mental health through systematic counselling.

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