Over the years, I have written a lot about video games for Nextgov. This includes how game technology is helping train the military, why federal gamification projects are so often successful and how a game with billions of zombies can demonstrate why the government shouldn’t abandon its cybersecurity perimeter in the face of an increasingly challenging threat landscape. All of those efforts I’ve covered before are interesting and important, but the one I am going to highlight today is probably one of the most critical, especially for the affected communities.

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, post-traumatic stress disorder, often just called PTSD, is a significant and serious problem for a lot of veterans returning home from a tour of duty or transitioning back to civilian life. It can manifest in a lot of ways, from difficulty socializing to making it hard to hold down a job. In a worst case scenario, it can sometimes lead to a tragic outcome, like suicide. Continue reading here…

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