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Veterans Serving Veterans by Nemesis-19 Veterans Serving Veterans by Nemesis-19
This is an ad I did using one of my stock images. It is for my friends at www.ptsdveterans.com.

Many veterans are affected by the things they experienced long after their time on the battlefield. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a scar worn on the inside. Thankfully there is help.

Stock: [link]
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Rol-n Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats for sure!
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DeFrankTheTank7 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my poor cousin has that! from the iraq war in 2005. its sad he lost his best friend there and a wounded solider died on his shoulder because he got shot! he's fine (kinda) he still has nightmares and is super cautious because he's afraid someone might hurt him because of the war :c
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0L50NJ4 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen dude amen.
Thank you so much for posting this.
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RainBowNinjaSkillz Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Artist
My cousin was diagnosed with that a couple months ago. So far...he's also had bad luck...
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   Photographer
This definitely hits close to home. So many people brush PTSD off. Thanks for bringing a little bit more awareness to the disorder.
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glolinde Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for posting this. So many people seem to forget about PTSD. It's nice to see some advertisement about it. You are quite right: For a solider, the war is never truly over.
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ARIANA1985 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Trully strong image , my husband suffers from PTSD , and i think people should know more about it
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. I agree, people should know more about it. It is much scarier for those that suffer than what most people can even imagine. Take good care of your husband, if he's a vet then some part of him will always be on the battlefield. It's a hard concept to realize, even for those whom it affects. Best of luck to you and yours.
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houstonaxl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
:(

So sad but so true!

Semper Fi!
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes it is. Thank you for the comment.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hugely important message here! thanks for reminding us!
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JAE462 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
:star:
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the star! ;)
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JAE462 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
ur welcome
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saepenon Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Nicely done, it would be nice if things like this were done for TBI (traumatic brain injury), another invisible wound that was suffered by civilians quietly for the longest time and now only being brought to light due to the large numbers returning from the war with it.
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angsharpek Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
As an Airman myself and the wife of a Marine and OIF Vet - this is especially touching.
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Rockinmarcus85 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
That look is so haunting.
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:iconnemesis-19:
Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
It's the look of a life of experience...

Thanks for the comment.
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Partywave Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
You're very talented and it is nice to see someone use their talent on such an admirable cause :salute: :flagus:
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you. It's the least I could do. :salute:
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ant1ph0n Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
the only thing i'd suggest, is to kern the letters and the leading. i make such a big deal out of it ever since i took typography. ugly text makes an ugly ad. sorry! =b

peace,
ruan

p.s. ok ok, maybe this one isn't so ugly, but it could use what i suggested! ;]
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
I agree! I actually did that but it took away some of the uncomfortable and hurried emotion to the piece. I really wanted this to feel uneasy. I just felt that it lost something being done correctly and orderly if that makes sense. But, you are absolutely right about the kerning and leading. Again, great eye! Keep up the fantastic critiques ruan! ;)
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ant1ph0n Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
ah! i do get you! so i mean, you still did kern it to the point where it had that feel. i guess what i'm asking is, it wasn't the default spacing that the fonts came in though right? even if it isn't, i understand what you are trying to convey across to people through the style of the letters.

peace,
ruan
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yes but i just didn't like it feeliing "breathable". I tried to set it to a point that it was still comfortably readable but yet uneasy. It's reverse typography i guess lol.
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WardLarson Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
makes me sad to think that so much more could be done for PTSD sufferers. 1 in 3 homeless in america are veterans and I can't help but think the majority of them are in that position because of problems with PTSD.

and to go along with your quotes above in the thread with the gentleman from Turkey,

"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."

Abraham Lincoln
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Agreed! But it is good to know that there is help and that others do actually care. It's hard even for those who come home from serving and don't have PTSD. I know for me even a simple trip to the grocery store is kind of nerve racking at times. Too many people, you feel like all eyes are on you, and you feel like they have no idea about what you've seen and experienced. Or even just getting back into your car and not checking it for bombs, you feel like you forgot something or left something undone. Normal life is hard. It's hard to explain. And I've been out for over six years.

None of us in this world are alone, we all have each other. When we all figure that out, this world will be a much happier place for all.

And I just love Lincoln quotes btw! Simply amazing.
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AuroraMan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
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I love seeing image of the people who are the reason I'm here. safe, free and alive. You pay my bill for freedom.
Thank you!
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
My humble thanks for your comment! :)
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SS-OschaWolf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional Photographer
I have alittle of that problem too. But not very bad. I still believe that my fight isn't over though.
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
My best to you. PTSD is PTSD, regardless of the severity.
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SS-OschaWolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
I'm suffering in some form of it.. however I have never been in real combat yet. I was in a operational unit that required alot of activation and we often had that siren activate. -_-" And so even after my active service.. similar or identical sounds would somehow surprised me a great deal. Well you see.. we were mentally drilled and punished just to react to the siren... so yeah that's why!
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Just the mental stress of being prepared or always at the ready is enough to cause some to suffer PTSD. A lot of people don't realize that. Sometimes smells, sounds, or environments can bring on memories of stressful situations. I hear ya loud and clear!
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SS-OschaWolf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
So.. are you one of the sufferers?

So I suppose I need some help with PTSD..
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
I do pretty good and am not affected adversely most of the time. I have good family and friends that have experienced much of the same and are good to talk too. Some times the weirdest things will set off memories though. And I've had my share of nightmares and waking up totally freaking out. I have noticed that even though I'm usually a social person, I do have a tendacy to "disappear" at gatherings or in groups. I never noticed until someone pointed it out to me. But the small things that I go through are nothing compared to what others have to deal with everyday. Tramatic experiences effect everyone differently. It's important for your own well being to find someone who will listen. No matter your level of PTSD, we all need a shoulder to lean on from time to time.
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SS-OschaWolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wow, its actually happening to me too.. I would sometimes disappear during gatherings and stuff. I always feel that I need to have my own private space sometimes.. I'd normally just indulge myself in video games, cigarettes and cycling. I feel happier like that. So actually.. which unit were you from?

Soldier business hasn't always been just nice uniforms and parades..Civilians just don't understand it and will never understand it until they have a taste of it.
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
I was in the US Air Force, Security Forces. Check out this [link] for a little more info. :)
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LittleBonnieBlue Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Very well done .. an excellent deviation by you with a very moving message!

:blackrose: :rose: :chix0r:
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you LBB! :D
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LittleBonnieBlue Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
You're very welcome! ;)

And you must forgive me, for I was going to the other day, but forgot to thank you for your service to our country!

I have absolute and total respect for anyone that is currently or has ever served in our military .. thank you guys an gals!

:blackrose: :rose: :chix0r:
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
The pleasure is mine dear. :)
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LittleBonnieBlue Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Alrighty then .. ;)

:blackrose: :rose: :chix0r:
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LawrenceDeDark Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Very well done. The image fits the message well and I like the font :)
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you Lawrence. I'm quite proud of the font usage, so thanks for noticing. I thought it was a nice parralel to the message. It's a strong font that is yet unstructured, and at the same time worn but not to the point of losing its presence. Cheers.
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marathonripper Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really great.
This might be help a lot.

I care about all type mental illness because I'm suffering from mental illness too.
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yes, I hope this helps and people can connect to it. :)
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Pickyme Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
My brother had that.. well I guess still has.. you never really get over it do you? He finally after a year of being home went to councling. It has helped him alot!
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
No, you never really do. Good thing there are people to talk to who understand and really care. All my best to your brother. It's a hard life when you feel you're surrounded by others who can't comprehend what you've been through. It's good when you have a shoulder to lean on that knows and has been there.
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omerphotography Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
you are right indeed! :D
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
:salute:

Maybe on day we will all live in a world of peace.
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omerphotography Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i hope so!
you(your country must begin first ! ) :)

there is a telling from the founder of REP. of Turkey M.Kemal Ataturk, he says: " Peace At Home, Peace In The World’...
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