Ashley Wise's husband was suffering from PTSD that he developed after a second tour of duty in Iraq.
She was desperate for help after her husband locked himself in a hotel room with an arsenal of weapons. Ashley called the police who promptly arrested her husband and he was threatened with a dishonorable discharge.
It was then that Mrs Wise, seeking an outlet for her suffering and a way to support her husband, wrote a message on her back and uploaded a picture of herself in his uniform to Facebook.
The poetic message read: 'Broken by battle, wounded by war, my love is forever, to you this I swore. I will quiet your silent screams, help heal your shattered soul, until once again my love you are whole.'
And the message has spread with thousands of other wives and family members doing the same...
photo credit Facebook.com/BattlingBare
The cause is called "Battling Bare," and many military wives and families are finding support and raising awareness for soldiers suffering with PTSD by spreading the message through photos.