Andrew’s Story

First and foremost, thank you guys for what you do and thank you guys for your service!

My story starts late February, 2018, I had just gotten to a position in my life where I had started to get my things together. I had just purchased a new vehicle & just gotten a promotion at my job.
On February 20th, I was fired from my job (due to lack of communication and teamwork from the other members of management of the place I was working.)
On the 26th I was in a bad car accident (Flipped and rolled my new Dodge Durango.) I came out of the accident with only minor cuts and bruises. However, when the emergency services were on their way, there was a woman who was screaming as if she watched me die in this car accident (she wasn’t involved in the accident.)

Every single day for the next 4 months, I could hear her screaming, as if she was standing next to me, screaming for her life, into my ear. During this time I had gotten a job, then was let go 2 months later due to a physical restriction. I was in a bad place mentally. I would sleep about 45 minutes to 2 hours a night (because of the screaming.) I was getting ready to take my own life when a friend of mine told me to go to a mental health center. They had walk-ins on Tuesdays. I went in as soon as they opened the front doors and they took amazing care of me, they started me on EMDR therapy which was an incredible help. I could sleep again. I didn’t hear the screaming in my head. It wasn’t an overnight thing, it took months. I had gone the highest point in my life to the absolute lowest. I still struggle with some stuff, but I know that if I lived through the absolute hell I went through, I can make it through anything.

Author: Andrew