- Posted April 3, 2014 by
Deer Park, Washington
This iReport is part of an assignment:
We aren't Weird or Murderers.
What type of person does this make me? It doesn't make me weird or a mental ill person. It makes me the best father and husband I can be.
My battlefield? Is everywhere. It doesn't matter if I go to the dentist or to a park. My blood pressure rises. Does that make me mentally ill? No it means my brain is just not working in a perfect way. But who is perfect anyways?
My brother he committed suicide and do you realize the one thing he did not address? His depression and anxiety. If he simply addressed those two medical necessary items he would not of hung himself and my 3 nephews and 1 niece would still have a father and he would still be married to his wife.
Why am I telling you this? Because Epilepsy, Depression, Anxiety and PTSD doesn't make you a murderer. It just means there are some issues you need to learn and understand. Don't sit and wonder if your going to commit suicide because there is help out there. Don't listen to those who are not doctors. Our best hope to make it through these issues are those who are trained in your brain. Some people say"Anti-depressants are bad for you" Don't listen to that garbage I have lived most of my life on these medications and I have walked through the hell and come out the other side much wiser.
So can you live 41 years on medications and survive? Absolutely
Sure I have had to make changes to my lifestyle to address these issues but you can fight it. It is completely ok to go to a counselor. I have done it many times and my life has made drastic changes.
If you don't address your issues? Yeah you could be a rampaging shooter, yet so can someone who has a vendetta against the system. Yeah you could commit suicide, yet so can a person who is not having problems with their brain.
I consider myself a champion in Epilepsy, Depression, Anxiety and PTSD because I have walked the fire through the battlefield here in a America. The system in America is failing every single one of us.
Why doesn't a man go and get immediate help for their brain issues? Because of their pride and they are afraid they will be restricted from things like driving, having a gun or getting in the military. Yeah I own guns, yeah I drive and no they did not like me in the military. But I am a patriot and if we are ever attacked on our homeland? I will be the monster who fights right next to you.
America is trying to stigmatize us like they did with black people and we cannot allow it. But we can address our problems.
Fight your PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and Epilepsy. We are not weird or murderers.