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Neighborhood fireworks can be triggering for veterans with PTSD

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.– While Fireworks are traditionally how many of us celebrate the 4th of July, for some living with PTSD it can be triggering. “Some of the veterans, you know it’s just spooky for them,” said Bill Akins, President of the Charlotte County Veterans Council. Akins says many veterans are caught off guard in the middle of the night, even before the holiday and well after it is over. “A lot of people are out there buying cherry bombs and firecrackers. Just throwing them out at random anywhere and everywhere,” said Akins. He explained the sound brings...

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