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Veteran helps shine light on PTSD

Joy Wang
November 08, 2018 10:09 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Kano Williams is on a mission to educate people about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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“It's not a physical wound, but it's a real wound,” said Williams, a veteran who did several tours in Iraq.

Williams learned with the rest of the country that the person who killed 12 people at a California bar Thursday morning was a veteran.

“Being a veteran myself, I've seen this happen many, many times,” he said. “It's unfortunate. Friends, family not getting the treatment they're supposed to be getting and instead they get self-medication, you know, drinking, drugs, violence.”

Williams said a lot of people who need help don’t know what resources are available to them.

“It's unfortunate. And I'm not saying the resources aren't available,” He said. “They need more. They need the light shined on them a little bit more.”

Williams helps shine that light by talking to as many people as he can about PTSD.

The VA also has multiple resources for understanding PTSD and seeking treatment.

Click here to find a provider

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