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Posted on Aug 13, 2019
Nichole Ayres
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SGT Ben Keen
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For me, I didn't get help right away because I was fearful of being labeled. But one I started getting help things started to get better. It's still a struggle, some good days, some bad days but I'm still pushing.
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SGT James Perander
SGT James Perander
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Good luck dude, I’ve been going there for 20 years and I’m worse when I went in . Biggest fucking joke ever.
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SGT James Perander
SGT James Perander
3 mo
And you wonder why vet commit suicide and become homeless because they don’t give a shit.
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PO2 David Allender
PO2 David Allender
2 mo
SGT James Perander - They never got the help they deserved to get from a good Psychologist. Like me, they are ashamed to get help, after all they are a grown man who is suppose to be able t o help himself. BULL! Go get help. Do not be shamed to seek help before it destroys you.
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SGT James Perander
SGT James Perander
2 mo
Two faced doctors in Lakewood tell me something I don’t know, I’ve been going there for for 20 damn yrs and I’m worse today when I got out Lakewood sucks there only in it for the paycheck
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SPC Nancy Greene
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Excellent post. I think that’s part of the reason I became a therapist instead of a lawyer. I wanted to help as many people as I could and I am still trying to be there for anyone in need. Asking for help does NOT mean you are weak! I think it actually means you’re strong and have the courage to admit you can’t do this alone!
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PFC Donnie Harold Harris
PFC Donnie Harold Harris
7 mo
Thank you Nancy. Excellent choice.
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CPL Linda Breen
CPL Linda Breen
5 mo
Thank you for all the support that you give and may God bless you and give you strength and wisdom for the year to come
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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CPL Linda Breen Is hank You My Sister. I provided excellent n-home therapy to Marine Corps families at Cameron LeJeune, NRAS, & Cherry Point. Loved my job and the Pride of the USMC! Let bed leaving Bas at sundown... when “Taps” played, Everyone stopped, got out of their cars and Saluted or hand over heart until flag was down and folded! Awesome traditions!
Not to mention, 2nd Force Recon Marines are Buff’! You definitely knew when spring arrived... great bodies are n green shorts without shirts running All Over Base!
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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PFC Donnie Harold Harris I definitely enjoyed provided my students n-home services to Marine Corps families.
Play Mornings msg with parents and children were lots of Fun when Marines joined in(think they had more fun than the children!
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MAJ Ken Landgren
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It has been my experience that soldiers with PTSD often fall into two camps: 1. Treat them like they have no problem, 2. or focus on their treatment. Standards are often a concept we espouse. However, with PTSD the care is not standardized.


I deeply empathize and lament with those who fall and don't get up for the count, I know because I barely got up a few times. Maybe I was just lucky to have a unit that emphasized my care more than anything else.

I had many fears in regards to seeking help:

- It would end my career
- Nobody can fix me
- People won't understand why I am what I am
- What happens after I seek help
- I have been trained to never give up and I can fight this alone
- The army is all I knew
- In my state of mind the world is a scary place
- How will I take care of my family after being kicked out of the military
- I am close to the finish line and I can make it on my own
- If I seek help I am a quitter and a failure
- I really don't know what to do

I wrote a paper in regards to PTSD and my experiences. It might very well help you understand and heal from PTSD. Just message me if you want it.
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MAJ Ken Landgren
MAJ Ken Landgren
2 mo
I am sorry for your loss and your treatment. I understand if you are bitter, but don't let it eat you. You can message me if you need a pep talk. You are a brother in arms and I sincerely mean it that you can contact me.
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Nichole Ayres
Nichole Ayres
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CPL Linda Breen - Holidays are definitely very challenging for many people.
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MAJ Ken Landgren
MAJ Ken Landgren
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How are you? Debbie Gray
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MAJ Ken Landgren
MAJ Ken Landgren
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You are in what I call the numb phase. It reduces pain but reduces happiness. Please tell me if want toe read the PTSD paper. SFC Anthony Johnson
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