I chose the True Life episode where three men of the military were observed with post-traumatic stress disorder and how each of them coped and dealt with their situations. They all have different ways of dealing with the disorder as well as attempting to understand their emotions and interactions resulting from traumatic life experiences.
One of the men deals with a driving under the influence of alcohol charge where he entered a plea bargain sentencing him to three months of therapy from to uncontrolled actions due to the sporadic nature of his symptoms from PTSD. It was also mentioned by his veteran friend that he has an addiction to killing. Although this type of behavior is linked to the Chaos illustration, he also shows signs of restitution as he is eager to do his treatment and begin resolving his situation. Another man hopes to begin a holistic charity for others experiencing PTSD as he has a severe problem with alcohol and attempts to remain sober while he continues his hopes for his charity. The last man has difficulty with the disorder where his suicidal thoughts and other anxiety lead him to be unstable with jobs and decides to move in with his father where he has good friends and moral support to ease the symptoms. This situation best follows restitution as he has had difficulty with emotions and suicidal thoughts, however he has followed through with a plan to help himself get better and be in a better place.
These men experience PTSD differently although they react in similar ways of feeling mentally dysfunctional and difficulty with social life. It would be very difficult to handle these situations as it is stigmatized for men to not show these emotions and not show weakness in their masculinity. There are many people in our culture who know of PTSD as the wars in the Middle East have made these disorders quite prevalent. It seems that even though these men have used therapy and biomedicine to aid their symptoms, that it is still and most likely will always be a struggle having connections with the chaos narrative as well. With the discussion of fibromyalgia, it is known that there are many others experiencing these symptoms and situations; that these illness narratives clearly help with these situations with a feeling of less isolation. It helps everyone who is connected to people in these situations, as it attempts to let others who do not have these experiences make sense of how these individuals feel and the life altering effects that traumatic events can have on someone.