March 15, 2021


I retired from the Army and the following day departed for Australia. Resided there for 15 years and slowly isolated, lost myself, self-medicated, etc. Returned home and checked in at the VA only to be told I was rampant with PTSD symptoms. Feeling disconnected with what was offered I retreated into depression and attempted suicide as I felt there was nowhere to turn. Hell, the suicide hot line put me on hold. If I had been aware of this being available my journey back to self would not only have been faster but cleaner as well. We need to be able to find each other and a resource like this is amazing. Thank you