The reality is that incidence of PTSD mostly depends upon the intensity and duration of the hell that you were subjected to, not how “strong” you are. This is the biggest problem we have with getting veterans to get the treatment they need — even if their local VA has openings in their PTSD program, they can’t get veterans to come in because many veterans think admitting they have PTSD means admitting they’re “weak”.
It’s a big problem, and having people like Donald Trump spreading the nonsense that PTSD just happens to “weak” people doesn’t help.
Donald: If you don’t know what you’re talking about, please, just shut up. Especially when you’re spewing things that could cause a lot of people who need help to say “nah, I’m too strong to need help”, and then a few months later we find them hanging underneath the railroad bridge…
– Badtux the “That ain’t how it works Donald” Penguin