Dr. Kevin Kraushaar's work with traumatised veterans, and time spent as a hobbyist beekeeper means that he sees unique similarities in the way that bees structure their hives and human hierarchy. While humans may be the dominant life form, these similarities suggest that there are animals who have evolved to exist and survive in a system that reflects modern militaries or production lines. Dr. Kraushaar intends to in future explore the therapeutic effects of beekeeping, similar to modern equine therapy, for the use of treating PTSD.
And then, completely out of the blue, he was more honest.
“Actually. We’re all having a rough time, even if we’re pretending we are fine. I thought it would be good to catch up, because maybe - we can all talk about it.”
This kind of message is pretty rare in the Veteran community. As much as we go on about having a support network and communicating about the hard shit, it isn’t very often that you get a message that honestly says it how it is:
We are all having a rough time, even if we are pretending we aren’t.