During my 22 years of service, I have had one family member and two of my soldiers attempt suicide. I have had two friends commit suicide. I have watched a friend take his last breath and have tried to comfort a father, mothers, wives, children, and a sibling of fallen brothers. I have struggled in my own life to be a husband and father when I was home.
It took a long time, including coming close to losing everything I had worked for and dreamed of, for me to seek help. To be able to give a shoulder to lean on and a hand for assistance for my brothers and sisters who have given so much and who have lost even more to be themselves again. This is my way to still be part of the solution and my therapy to know it wasn’t for nothing. Assisting warriors to recover, save their lives, and to be complete again is my desire.