PTSD, invisible wounds of war
August 16, 2012
Media across the U.S. is reporting the tragic yet hopeful story of Luke Jensen, an Afghan war veteran who found a way out of a severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) thanks to the practice of Transcendental Meditation.
Wounds of war are often invisible to the naked eye. There are those who return from the battlefield seemingly unharmed physically, but in stark mental anguish. According to official statistics, almost each day a U.S. war veteran takes his or her life due to PTSD. This is many times more than the number of American soldiers dying in actual war operations.
Luke Jensen served in the U.S. military police in Afghanistan in 2009. Seeing soldiers and innocent civilians brutally killed, he soon faced sleeping problems, experienced anxiety and attempted suicide on several occasions. It was Transcendental Meditation that helped him rediscover peace of mind again. Only one month after learning to meditate he was able to drop his anxiety medications.
He is now touring the country sharing his own experience and advocating a David Lynch Foundation program Operation Warrior Wellness which brings Transcendental Meditation to veterans suffering from PTSD.
WATCH: Luke Jensen recalls his traumatic experience, and his path to healing