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Montana VA Calls on all Montanans to Support Veterans with PTSD this New Years


January 4, 2023

Montana VA Health Care System (Montana VA) encourages all Montanans and non-Veterans to consider Veterans and the impacts of fireworks on people with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) before they light a firework. Many people are not aware that a New Year’s celebration could affect others, and a conversation is the simplest way to start that awareness and support people with PTSD.

“Any celebration that includes fireworks can create be a difficult time for our nation’s heroes because fireworks create sights, sounds, and smells that can activate flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety...

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