During Chaplain Dundas' deployment to Iraq, he experienced combat first-hand while providing support to service members. He returned home feeling depressed, angry and disconnected from his faith, but with the support of his command, he received care and learned tools and tips for coping with PTSD.
Anger is a common reaction to frustrating or worrying circumstances. You may experience anger when grappling with the stress of military life or when facing challenges at home. It’s a natural reaction. However, if left unchecked, anger can negatively affect your career, personal life, and physical or psychological readiness.
Don’t let intense or frequent anger affect your health and mission readiness. Use the following resources to learn how to manage anger in healthy ways.
While commanding the Army's civil affairs forces in Iraq, then-Brig. Gen. Blackledge was wounded twice. Even after healing physically, he continued to experience psychological wounds that eventually led him to seek help for PTSD and share his story.