Army veteran Robert Menendez knows this scenario all too well. This video simulation brings back memories of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“I was always having dreams, you know, certain things that happened during deployments, especially my last one, that has to do with other people we may have lost,” he said.
Like the actor in the video, Menendez often felt anxious and angry. He became distant from family and friends.
“So I only told people that I felt comfortable with who had experienced it and may be going through it as well,” he said.
So, a military friend suggested he download this free, interactive video called The War Inside. It dramatizes different scenarios about the challenges of coming home after combat. Menendez identified with a soldier experiencing post-traumatic stress who is trying to understand and control his behavior.
然后，一位军人朋友建议他下载这个免费的互动游戏The War Inside，游戏将作战归来后遇到的挑战戏剧化。看到一位经历创伤后压力的士兵试图理解和控制自己的行为，梅内德斯深有同感。
“I think, once I acknowledged that I did have issues, it actually helped me cope with it," said Menendez.
The War Inside is produced by WILL Interactive. Sharon Sloane, the company's founder, said the scenarios are based on real stories.
游戏The War Inside由威尔互动公司出品，公司成立者莎朗·斯隆说游戏剧情来自现实故事。
1. simulation n. 仿真；模拟；模仿；假装
The pilot's skills are tested through simulation.
2.interactive adj. 交互式的；相互作用的
This will make videogames more interactive than ever.
3. traumatic adj. 外伤的；创伤的
Not all nightmare triggers have to be traumatic, however.