Connor Martin: Kevin Tried to Get Help with His TBI and PTSD

Connor Martin's brother, veteran and athlete Kevin Ash, returned from his deployments changed. His personality was no longer fun loving like he used to be and instead he suffered with angry outbursts, depression, and anxiety. He sought help and his mother fought for him, but they never found what he needed.

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I do know that he tried. I know he spent some time in some rehab facilities and they just never really could quite pinpoint the exact issues, I mean they diagnosed the depression and the anxiety and just a lot of the honestly mainstream diagnosis, diagnoses that we’re seeing nowadays in a lot of people that never really pinpointed that area of need that he was looking for. I think it was harder on my mom. Like seeing her son struggle through this, not necessarily getting the help he was exactly looking for. I don’t know, it was, I was going through high school at the time and not necessarily aware of, consciously aware of everything that was happening but I know it was hard on her and she spent a lot of, a lot of nights frustrated and battling with representatives just trying to get him the help she knew he needed and knew he deserved. This video was produced by BrainLine thanks to generous support from the Infinite Hero Foundation.

Posted on BrainLine June 14, 2021.

This video was produced by BrainLine thanks to generous support from the Infinite Hero Foundation.