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American Sniper's Widow Plugs Therapy Over Pills for PTSD

Taya Kyle wife of slain american sniper and navy seal speaking with an american flag draped in the background
Taya Kyle, widow of American sniper Chris Kyle, speaks about her late husband who was also a Navy SEAL. (Jacob Ford/Odessa American via AP)

By    |   Thursday, 16 May 2019 02:57 PM

Taya Kyle, widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, said therapy is a good alternative to prescription pills in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Kyle’s comments came during an interview that aired on Hill.TV on Thursday. Her husband was killed by a former Marine suffering from PTSD at a Texas shooting range in 2013. The movie, “American Sniper” was based on Chris Kyle’s autobiography. His 160 confirmed kills during four tours of duty in Iraq made him the most lethal sniper in U.S. history.

"PTSD is not a life sentence,” Taya Kyle said. “It's a traumatic time in your life. It's really hard, but there are alternatives to going to the VA and getting a bottle of pills, and there are alternatives to getting a check for the rest of your life.

"We have so many options for great therapy now that we didn't have 30 years ago," she said. "It's a shame for people to think they now have a life sentence, and they can't get better. They can.

"So I think it's great that we're aware of it, but I think we need to work on the awareness of getting different kinds of therapy. There's accelerated resolution therapy, EMDR, color therapy, yoga, acupuncture, things like that help people.”

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Taya Kyle, widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, said therapy is a good alternative to prescription pills in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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