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Retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Clifton Flint, formerly 48th Security Forces Squadron base defense operations center controller, poses for a photo to represent post-traumatic stress disorder June 30, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. June is National PTSD Awareness Month. Flint suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, brought on after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while deployed to Iraq in 2005. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony) Coping with PTSD: Help is out there
“I was deployed back in 2005 to Iraq and was in a few firefights, explosions and improvised explosive device incidents.” It was during an explosion that Staff Sgt. Clifton Flint was thrown about 30 feet from where he was standing. He was knocked unconscious for more than 30 minutes and his resulting injuries included traumatic brain injury.
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