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Jace Badia: Overcoming and Healing Combat PTSD

“As soon as my boots touched ground in Iraq it was incredibly hot, it was incredibly scary. There was no way for me to vent, no way for me to relax, because it was all mission-oriented. Stress is the only word that comes to mind.”

“I was angry. Very angry. Because I was no longer in the prime of my life. I went from being an able-bodied person to someone that had to rely on somebody in the blink of an eye.”

“I was so shut down and turned off from reality that I just didn’t care, you know? It was direct anger, and I was taking it out on everybody.”

“Transcendental Meditation has taken the stress out of my life, it has made me relax, the anger is gone, the irritability is on a lesser scale, I’m sleeping. I used to get 3 hours of sleep a night, and since I started [Transcendental Meditation] I’m getting 8 to 10 hours a day sometimes.”