New website helps vets combat stress

November, 11, 2009

It's designed to help veterans deal with the mental aftermath of being in combat.

The Iraq and Afghanistan veterans of America' launched 'community-of-veterans-dot-org.

It's a social networking site that allows vets to connect with other vets.

The website's forums range from how to cope with anxiety to how to talk to family and friends.

Tom Tarantino, of the IAVA says, "No one can talk to a vet like another vet. No one can understand what's going through, what a combat vet is going through, other than someone who has also seen combat."

Marines like Matthew Brown, who was shot by a sniper in Iraq say talking to *fellow troops has helped him deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


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