Battling the Storm Within

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Getting better is scary’: Women veterans with PTSD

For Erica Slone, the choice boiled down to a simple equation: Die. Or go to Fort Thomas.
In early July, she pulled into the parking lot of the Cincinnati VA’s Trauma Recovery Center in Fort Thomas. She stood outside studying the formidable brick building. She had a lot riding on this place.
Slone had arrived after years of suffering. In 2003, barely a year into her Air Force enlistment, another airman raped her. She told no one. She pushed on through her 6-year hitch, earning a rack of medals and serving in Iraq. When she got out of the service, she earned an art degree.


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