See how PTSD treatment helped these Veterans make changes in their careers, hobbies, and relationships — so they can live the way they want to.
Out of the woods
Memories of night patrols in Vietnam kept Dave Hanson from walking in the woods behind his house. Today, he goes there to feel calm.
US Air Force 1967 - 1971
My soul was stained
Emma Shinn thought that the acts she committed in Iraq had “stained” her soul. Treatment helped her to see her own value, and to re-engage with the world.
US Marine Corps 1994 - 2014
My personality changed
Nightmares were keeping Rogelio “Roger” Rodriguez up at night. Treatment helped him sleep better, and that changed everything.
Rogelio "Roger" Rodriguez, Jr.
US Air Force, US Navy 1987 - 2013
I have great friends
Before treatment, Penny Anderson couldn't spend time with other people. Today she likes nothing better.
US Army 1985 - 2013
I have a mission
His confidence put on hold by PTSD, Reedy Hopkins now has the conviction and strength to pursue his dream.
US Air Force 1983 - 2011
It's actually fun going to work
Treatment gave Rodney Bracey the tools to find a new career.
US Navy 1987 - 2010
It takes a lot to piss me off
Therapy helped Jerry Boggess feel better about people ... and people feel better about him.
US Army 1962 - 1986
I enjoy being out in public
Teresa Silver spends a relaxed day out with friends. It wasn't always so easy.
US Army 2008 - 2013
No one should live without joy
Through her treatment and service to others, Diana Franz finally feels content.