VETERAN HAS NIGHTLY NIGHTMARES FROM IRAQ DEPLOYMENT
A local veteran visited our office, seeking whatever assistance we could provide. He is under treatment for severe PTSD, and his wife has just left him – saying she could no longer live with his sleeping habits. He told us that he falls asleep for a couple of hours, then awakens every night because of nightmares of Iraqi battles he had lived through, and roams the house to fight off his demons.
His wife took all of his funds, leaving him with less than $25 in cash and his car – his mood swings have cost him whatever jobs he has managed to get so far, and he has insufficient money to buy food and get gas to continue his job search and therapy. We helped him on some food and gas purchasing to get him back on his feet and to the treatments for the PTSD, then hopefully to start rebuilding his life!