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Sunday, October 7, 2012

American military wives bare all as they back their men with touching messages for husbands traumatised by battle


Military wives are always dedicated to helping their husbands through the traumas of life on the front lines.
But for many women, unfamiliar with the horrors of war, it can be difficult to know how best to support their loved ones.
Now one Army wife has developed an innovative online pledge to help others in her position share the burden carried by their husbands who suffer from the blight of post-traumatic stress disorder.
The unique project, featuring dozens of military wives with the pledge written on their bare bodies, has resulted in a beautiful array of photographs showing the bravery of these extraordinary women.

Tribute: Ashley Wise kicked off an online project by posting this picture of herself in honour of her husband

Pledge: The brave women write a promise to their wounded husbands on their backs

Couple: Some women pose with the military men they have sworn to support

Many members of the military who returned from Iraq and Afghanistan without physical injuries were nonetheless mentally scarred by their experiences.
Around one in five veterans of the last decade's wars is believed to suffer from some form of PTSD.
Battling Bare was created by Ashley Wise, whose husband Rob developed the condition after his second tour of duty in Iraq.
She was driven to despair when he ran away from home and locked himself in a hotel room with a number of weapons.

Uniform: The Women often put on clothing belonging to soldiers and other members of the military

Artistic: The beautiful collection forms a stunning set of images which testify to the wives' stoicism

When she sought help from the authorities, she saw her husband arrested by military police and threatened with a dishonourable discharge.
It was then that Mrs Wise, seeking an outlet for her suffering and a way to support her husband, wrote a message on her back and uploaded a picture of herself in his uniform to Facebook.
The poetic message read: 'Broken by battle, wounded by war, my love is forever, to you this I swore. I will quiet your silent screams, help heal your shattered soul, until once again my love you are whole.

Good cause: The project is an attempt to raise awareness about PTSD in the U.S. military

Poignant: Battling Bare is helping military wives support their husbands as they suffer from PTSD

Inspiration: Mrs Wise has sparked a movement of patriotic military wives

Her words struck a chord with other military wives, and before long she was daubing the same message on other women, photographing them and adding the pictures to the fast-growing online album.
'This is a pledge that you're making for your spouse that, in my opinion, is just as important as marriage vows,' Mrs Wise told CNN.
The pledge is not just personal - Battling Bare is also intended to raise awareness of PTSD among the civilian population as a whole.

Together: In this case, a whole family has banded together to show their support for the troops

Commitment: The women show how dedicated they are to the important cause

Support: The group is seeking more co-operation from military officials in tackling the problem

'We want to ensure that the stigma of PTSD goes away and people talk about it,' Mrs Wise said. 'That’s really the biggest thing. In talking, there’s healing and not ignoring it. Because we’re ignoring it now, and people are dying.'
Her husband is now working to help rehabilitate injured soldiers on their return to the U.S. - but not every PTSD story has such a happy ending.
Alicia McCoy spoke of her anguish at the suicide of her husband who was suffering from the illness.
'Our soldiers have a lot to say,' she told CNN. 'They have a lot bottled up inside of them, and no one is listening.'

source: dailymail


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