Some people consider suicide weakness but I say that unless you have experienced suffering on that level it’s hard to pass judgment. Suicide to me is someone in great pain deciding that they don’t want to be in pain anymore. Whether they know it or not that tomorrow is another day does not matter if […]Read More If Hell Had A Feeling It Would Be Hopelessness
When our Unit was on deployment back in 2006 we had a hell of a time fighting the enemy. Mainly because we could not tell the civilians from the enemy. The enemy would blend in with them, and we could not speak the language so it made our job that much harder. They were crafty […]Read More Taming The P.T.S.D. Monster – Intro
Many service members including their loved ones have a misconception of what constitutes as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. P.T.S.D. is broken down into a few different types. The conditions range from short-term to long-term, and even to a delay in when the symptoms show up. For any service member or loved one that may be […]Read More A Misconception About P.T.S.D.
My buddy’s wife turns to me, and says, “The P.T.S.D. Monster paid us a visit last weekend. Don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about.” I chuckled, and wondered what happened. The P.T.S.D. Monster is a fitting name to give to those that struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder […]Read More P.T.S.D. Monster- Depression/ Isolation
It seems to be the same story just told and experienced slightly differently. I met a young man who said to me that though his father was there his father showed him no affection, and had never been involved in his life. He said he had a father but didn’t have a father if you […]Read More You Had No Dad Either
A young man I was mentoring came up to me one day, and asked me how I thought he should handle the bully who kept bullying him at school. As an infantry Marine I was taught to locate the enemy and destroy it. Growing up in North Philly I learn that you can’t be a […]Read More Bullies, Avoid Them, It’s More Beneficial
Whoever said boys don’t bully other boys to impress girls lied. Little boys would do just about anything if it means getting a laugh or a look from a girl they like. I know first hand because I experienced this my fourth grade year of school. Unfortunately, my fourth grade year I became the thing […]Read More BULLIES ARE HIGHLY INTELLIGENT