Hope for the Elephant (The PTSD Elephant)

Linda Fletcher says, “PTSD repair… It’s an inside job!” She shares her independent research into PTSD and how it led her to establish A Matter of Honor, a nonprofit designed to educate and expand our understanding and treatment of PTSD. She is currently exploring ways to establish non-medical support groups to provide a pathway to healing.

Linda Fletcher grew up as an Army brat and as an adult had an Army career of her own. She retired from the Army Nurse Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel and then formed and operated several businesses in Florida before “retiring” in Traverse City, Michigan. Almost 9 years ago she realized her father who was a WWII hero had PTSD and that he had never spoken one word about it. In an effort to understand more about him and their family dynamics she began to learn about PTSD. This led her to found A Matter of Honor (amoh.us), a 501C3 dedicated to educating, exploring, and expanding our understanding and treatment of PTSD. Her study has underscored the importance of moral injury and the need to help warriors repair from it. She believes this is mostly an inside job that can be strongly supported by the public but most effectively by other veterans who have shared the experiences. She is currently exploring ways to establish non-medical support groups to provide that pathway to healing.