Mental Health/Wellness Veterans

Suicide in the Military: A Veteran’s Point of View

I have recently changed professions and have found myself with an hour and a half long commute to my starting point. According to some surveys regarding the suicide rate among United States veterans, three vets take their own lives during my commute, or twenty-two veterans a day. While this number has come under a goodContinue Reading “Suicide in the Military: A Veteran’s Point of View”

Mental Health/Wellness

What Suicide Taught Me

  What Suicide Taught Me In 2010 I sat in my living room across from Bob Woodruff of ABC news. Woodruff was conducting an interview with myself, my now ex-husband and interviewed Shannon Galloway, who’s husband Major Chris Galloway had committed suicide not long before the interviews. Woodruff asked me a question that has angeredContinue Reading “What Suicide Taught Me”

Mental Health/Wellness Veterans

A Life with PTSD

A few years ago, Bob Woodruff of ABC Nightly News came to my home near Kansas City, Missouri.  He had read or heard of an article in which my (now ex) husband and I had been interviewed.  In the original article published in a local news magazine we had been very candid about our strugglesContinue Reading “A Life with PTSD”

Deployment/PCS Homefront Mental Health/Wellness National Guard/Reserve Veterans

PTSD- Fighting the Battle Within

“I just want to close my eyes and go to sleep,” he said with a sadness I immediately recognized causing the hair on the back of my neck to stand up.  “I just want to go to sleep and never wake up again.” These are the words my husband spoke to me just a fewContinue Reading “PTSD- Fighting the Battle Within”