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US veterans with PTSD find 'common bond' and healing in Israel

from NBC News

Female U.S. war vets are finding help for their post-traumatic stress disorder far from home. Thanks to a pioneering program, they've gone to Israel — and speak of a "common bond" shared with their Israeli counterparts. "I came with the goal that I needed to meet people that I could talk to," said Kamilla Miguel, who was only 17 when she enlisted in 2007 on the advice of her grandmother. She returned from Afghanistan aged only 22 but drifted, avoided her family, turned to alcohol and hung out with the wrong crowd. Heroes to Heroes, a New Jersey-based nonprofit, organizes trips designed to provide emotional and spiritual healing for groups of 10 vets to meet Israeli counterparts suffering from similar problems. more

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