PTSD Awareness is key to changing how others see us and how we see ourselves.
We are constantly being made more aware of just how far-reaching the effects of PTSD can be around the world. It doesn’t matter if you a returning soldier or member of the military, first responder or civilian, PTSD can reach out into anyone’s life and lay its silent finger upon them.
In February of 2004, Staff Sergeant Dan Nevins was on a mission in Balad, Iraq, when an Improvised Explosive Device, or IED detonated underneath the vehicle he was traveling in. He received several serious injuries as well as having his left leg amputated below the knee. Due to a recurring bone infection, his right leg was amputated three years later.
Thanks to the Wounded Warrior Project, Nevins successfully completed rehabilitation, and now continues to be an accomplished athlete and inspiration to other wounded soldiers and civilians.
A double amputee, Nevins a US veteran holds yoga classes to help raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Nevins has discovered the healing power of yoga after suffering from PTSD, and the battle he had to endure to overcome it. He says the practice saved his own life, and he hopes others can utilize its benefits to help themselves as well.
Hundreds of people regularly attend his classes, and Nevins says he’s a warrior on a mission to save others.
Nevins was also the recipient of the George C. Lang Award for Courage in 2008.
Nevins travels around the world, doing seminars, holding speeches and teaching yoga. He’s also learned to climb mountains and play golf.
To read the complete article about Staff Sergeant Nevins and see some amazing photos of his accomplishments you can visit Community Table.
If you or anyone you know may be suffering from PTSD and you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me here at Bob Bray Author.