Tag: depression

The PTSD Addiction

Every now then, a song will pop up on my playlist that fills me with emotion and motivation to write something. Before I begin, watch this video by Blue October.

Snowflake Obsidian & PTSD

A few years ago, I went through an intensive PTSD treatment program on Fort Hood called the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program. I wrote about that in a little more detail here. It was an intensive, 3-week long,… Read More

Ask for Help

It’s a message so simple that even a 7-year old understands it. “Ask for help!!!” wrote little John Murray on Post-it notes. It’s a simple message, but also an extraordinarily profound one when you realize whom it is… Read More

Suicide Prevention Is Attainable

This is a topic that is near and dear to me. Reading these reports is distressing that we still have Soldiers out there that feel like this is the solution to their problems. Believe me, it’s NOT! But,… Read More

When Depression Takes Over – Take Your Life Back, Don’t Take Your Life (Part III)

It’s been a rough year for Fort Hood. According to Army officials, there have been 14 suicides at Fort Hood and officials are scrambling to make sense of it. That is a statistic I don’t want to be… Read More

When Depression Takes Over (Part II)

A few words of clarity before I continue. Regardless of what my mind tells me, I LOVE being a Soldier. I love serving my country and wearing this uniform. Part of my depression – aside from the PTSD… Read More

Medicated Into Oblivion

This week’s Army Times paper had a story titled “Medicating the Military” by Brendan McGarry. It was kind of a sobering piece about the toll eight years of war has taken on our troops. One of the graphics… Read More

Pick Up The Phone

One of the few things related to music that Emily and I agree on is that Blue October ROCKS!!! We absolutely love the band. So much so, that the kids hate listening to it because we’re ALWAYS playing… Read More

Sons’ Deaths Inspires Soldier to Help Others

Major General Mark Graham is a man that knows sorrow, feelings of hopelessness, and tragedy. After losing two sons, he battled instincts to give up and live a life of grief and regret. MG Graham visited Redstone Arsenal… Read More