Death May be the great equalizer, but suicide is a crazy bitch. This week features an essay of wild (unsuccessful) suicide attempts, as told by the host, Grace. More misadventures in mortality for your listening pleasure!
Chris survived two years of hell serving in the Marine Corps, but his fight was only just starting. Coming home to serve as a sheriff's deputy in his hometown, he began to realize that surviving the initial trauma of his military service was nothing compared to the PTSD that followed. Listen to his story of struggle, disgrace and redemption
Part 1 of 2! Everyone has heard of PTSD as it applies to soldiers who have faced combat- but that's not Chris's story. Even though he saw combat, Chris's PTSD came from perhaps the most unlikely place: his peers. Part 1 is surviving the trauma itself. Part 2 is navigating the world after the fact- hence the POST in PTSD. Sometimes the bravest thing you can do... is admit that you're a goddamn mess.
Molly and her friend were walking home from a night out in Asheville, North Carolina, when a stranger with a gun changed her life forever. He may have broken her nose (along with a few other things) but he sure as hell didn't break her spirit.