PHOTOS: What Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Feels Like

Soldiers don’t just fight battles overseas, they fight upon returning home too, struggling to adapt and return to the life they once knew after having to face death for years.

For most of us who usually have only to worry about our mortgages and debts, it’s hard to fathom how our veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder might feel like. This photo series, created by Devin Mitchell as part of the Veteran Vision Project, tries to provide insight all the same.

From the Imgur album:

A recent study showed that roughly 22 U.S. veterans commit suicide every day — about one every 65 minutes.

Photographer Devin Mitchell started traveling around the United States documenting the diverse lives of veterans through semi-surreal portraits for his senior thesis project. He would connect with the vets, go into their homes, and let them choose their props, costumes, poses, and who would be featured with them in the photos, the newest of which depict life with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

If you are suffering from PTSD, please make sure to reach out and get the help you need!

And I can never say this enough, but… Thank you. Thank you for your commitment, service, and sacrifice. We owe everything to you.

Scroll through the affecting photo set above. Find out how you can help here, here and here.

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