Share your story. That is most powerful way one Veteran can help another Veteran.
I know it is hard to talk about, and I discuss that in this interview. It took a dear friend, a mentor who was willing to share his own, honest struggle with PTS before I sought assistance for my own anxiety. It is difficult to accept some of the things you think and feel because they simply don’t feel right. You don’t feel right. That is why we are here – we want to connect you with the outlets, therapies, and interventions to help you. My story, and details how together we can improve the lives and well-being of our Veterans and their Families is included here.
When you share your story, you will discover from other Veterans and Family members that you are truly not alone. You are not a coward. You are not broken. What you experience is very normal, as is your reaction. Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking to former Marine Jay Knight about Stop Soldier Suicide and my own personal struggles with transition. You can play the recording below:
When you bring the demons out into the light, you will see that they no longer have power over you. You can get on with your life. You can discover your potential. You can strengthen your relationships. You CAN be happy. Give us the chance to help you and your family.
I encourage you to listen to the stories Jay is collecting in his Veteranology program. Listen to the stories. Contact him from his website to share your own.
We all share in the responsibility to end this problem, and we can. Together. If you struggle, contact us at 1-844-889-5610. If you are a family member who is enduring the struggle of your Veteran loved one – contact us.