Over the decades we have come up with a lot of ways to identify and talk about the trauma soldiers may suffer from being in battle. There was "Soldier's heart" back in the Civil War. In World War I, it was shell shock. Battle fatigue is another moniker given for the same symptoms. Today we call it post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
Life in the military, regardless of the branch, is no picnic. The service is tough for the volunteers who enlist. It can be equally hard on the loved ones they have to leave behind in Illinois or any other part of the U.S. if and when they deploy.
For many, bankruptcy is that valley of the shadow of death to be avoided at all costs. You don't know what's there and from everything you've ever heard you don't want to find out.
If the thought of even considering filing for personal bankruptcy scares you, you are not alone. It's not an uncommon concern, even if it does tend to be rooted in misunderstandings and misconceptions about what bankruptcy is and does.