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When I could look myself in the mirror and understand that it wasn't my fault...
That changed everything.
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SSG Warren Swan an the biggest difference maker for me was realizing that had I done something different, the only likely outcome might have been an open casket vs a closed one. That and I probably would have been hurt worse than I was. It doesn't go away, but it doesn't dominate anymore.

I pray you find peace, brother. You've paid enough.
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1SG (Join to see) - Thanks 1SG. I hope so too, but if I don't, there are still SM's out there who need help. Luckily I'm in a position to help them. I didn't see where being a NCO stopped on my DD 214 or my retirement orders. It's still kinda fun.
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SSG Warren Swan - You're a good man. We'll have to have a pint sometime if you're ever in Minneapolis.
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MSgt Mike Mikulski - I'm afraid not, Mike. The Army can say that there is no stigma all it wants. It is BS. It shouldn't take desperation or a suicide attempt to get help, but for too many, it does.
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When I started going off for no particular reason, I knew I had a problem and needed help.
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Self awareness is an imperative.
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My key moment was to fill my heart of pain, anger, anxiety with love. Love is rocket fuel :) Love should be a constant.
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