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U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Veteran Nick Morrison's Humvee was hit by improvised explosive devices twice while he was deployed in Iraq. When he got home, the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) became debilitating. Nick shares how his survivor's guilt and moral injury caused his PTSD and how WWP’s Road Home Program helped him heal.
Telling your loved one with PTSD that you cherish them, you care about them, and that you will help them if they will let you is a powerful first step toward getting that person needed treatment. You can’t take on someone else’s suffering—unproductive, anyway—but you can steer them toward the resources and providers who can help them.
TBI is a multi-faceted injury that can present physically through headaches, balance, hearing, or vision problems; psychologically through depression or post-traumatic stress; cognitively through memory and attention issues; or all or a combination of these “buckets.” Home Base is a two-week intensive program for veterans and service members that serves as part of their journey to recovery. After the two weeks, case managers help their clients set up the necessary care and services they need in their community and follow their progress.
In our country—and around the world—we are witnessing a rise in suicide, drug dependency, and poor access to physical and mental health services. Programs like Wounded Warrior Project feel it is their responsibility to translate their best practices offered to veterans and service members for treatment and rehabilitation for these conditions to the entire country and world of civilians.
Emory Healthcare Veterans Program’s two-week PTDS Treatment intensive for post-9.11 vets is a convenient and effective means for people to get needed treatment for PTSD, TBI, depression, chronic pain, and substance abuse from home. The results are the same whether accessing care via telehealth or on site.
Connor Martin talks about donating his brother Kevin Ash's brain for study. Kevin was a veteran and an athlete who began exhibiting personality changes and his family wanted to understand what had happened, even if it was after his death.
Transitioning from military to civilian life can be jarring and can sometimes lead to suicide, but veteran Morgan Luttrell says to stick it out. Take the reins, find the help you need, and commit to it.