Veteran’s Day in the United States seems a fitting time to share that I’ve been feeling called to work with and help military veterans suffering with depression, anxiety and PTSD.
I don’t know what it is like to be shot at, but I do know what it is like to think you are better off dead.
I do know we are all more powerful than we realize.
I do know that this world is full of far too many options and opportunities for anyone to be taking their own life.
I know that sometimes the bravest thing to do is continue breathing.
I know what it takes to press on with staying alive when your own mind keeps saying “don’t bother.”
I don’t believe in being a good patient (staying quiet and just doing what you’re told when you’re not getting results).
I don’t believe everything is cured by a pill.
I believe you aren’t broken. I believe you don’t need fixing.
I believe you can be happy, regardless of any past experience or current temporary circumstances.
Everyone deserves to enjoy their life. I know this is why I am here.
I’m actively looking to speak to veterans groups about my experiences surmounting depression and suicidal thoughts. I am willing to speak, lead workshops, and teach the alternative, energy-based tools that have served me so well. Together with my wife Lori we can help military families – or any family dealing with a depressed or suicidal loved one.