“Having PTSD, people give you this look like, ‘Why can’t you figure this out?’”
After returning from a tour of combat in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines, Brandon found himself reliving the sights, sounds and terrible memories of his time there — interfering with his daily life and leaving him feeling isolated and misunderstood.
“We don’t want folks to get consumed by those memories,” says Ryan McDade, a mental health counselor with Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital.
Using innovative techniques like tactile therapy, and other evidence-based approaches to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the team at Sharp Mesa Vista helps veterans like Brandon leave bad memories in the past and stay grounded in the present.
Find out how Brandon’s life shifted in a positive direction by watching the video above.
Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital partners with the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide mental health services to veterans through the VA Choice Program. Learn more about PTSD treatment and the Veterans Program at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital.