You all know that I am huge advocate (meaning that I post about it from time to time on my blog) for mental healthiness. I hate to see people suffer because they are unwilling to let go of their pride and reach out to professionals. What I hate even more is to see people make their loved ones suffer because of their own untreated illness.
What I hate the most, is seeing people and families and friends suffer the effects of mental illness because of ignorance and/or for the fear of being stigmatized.
Here is a tragic story of how PTSD destroyed one of America’s heroes.
The argument could be made that the war destroyed this young man’s life, and I am open to that argument. I really don’t like war and wish it was never necessary to use force. (Although I understand America’s God given responsibility to promote freedom) But, really, this man did not have to take his own life. If he would have been successfully treated, he could have lived a long and happy life.
So, if any of you out there are depressed or anxietal or OCD or whatever else that you know deep down inside is not normal. Don’t wait until it’s too late. With medication and therapy, you can be as normal as me. 🙂 And, don’t let that stop you. As bad off as you think I am, it could be so so much worse.