My Call with a War Veteran

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american_flagMichael just called our office. He's a veteran, in his words "100% disabled," and working hard to recover from his battle experiences. He picked up the phone and called to ask us if we could spare a few copies of one of our brochures, "Coping with Stress."  Michael doesn't remember how he got the dog-eared copy he already has; he just knows that it has been helpful to him. He's tired of going twice a month to a group session where they just talk. He wants to take action.

"It's not a pretty room" he said, "and not a nice town."

He asked the group leaders once, "do you like your job?" and they answered "No".

"Well why are you doing it?" he asked them, but they didn't have an answer.

Understandably, Michael is angry. He has chosen to transform his anger over the injustice of serving his country and then feeling abandoned to his disabilities, into action.

Michael, your call touched me. I am honored that I can pack up a small box of materials to send you, and hope that our contribution will help your group.

--Connie at Families for Depression Awareness

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