Informative Speech

Informative Speech - Valerie Udeozor Due: October 4, 2011...

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Valerie Udeozor Due: October 4, 2011 Public Speaking/ Mara Falk Informative Speech Outline Topic: PTSD in War Veterans [ General Purpose: To inform] SPS: At the end of my speech, the audience will be able to tell others about PTSD in detail, focusing on how it affects the lives of many war veterans. Central Idea: Whether on the winning or losing side, a plethora of war veterans have been traumatized by the battles they have fought, leaving them and their loved ones victim to PTSD. This is a largely neglected dilemma in society, but progress can be made if people learn to understand and attend to these soldiers’ psychological needs once they return from war. Outline I. Introduction a. Imagine waking up every day to feelings of alienation, rage, helplessness, depression, guilt, and panic, while constantly being tormented by insomnia, night terrors, and haunting flashbacks (McCarty-Gould). b. This is the life of someone with PTSD. This commonly disturbs the life of victims to personal traumas such as rape, domestic violence, and natural disasters. But these are the victims that are usually recognized as victims. Often sliding under the PTSD radar are war veterans. b.1. You may have someone close to you who is a war veteran, or you may not. Regardless, these men and women are suffering after putting their lives on the line for our country. c. I do not stand before you today to preach about my opinion on war. What I would like to talk to you all about is what PTSD is, how it affects veterans and their loved ones, and how everyone can help alleviate this devastating epidemic. Transition:
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