Having suffered from PTSD and the ailments that are often connected to a breakdown. Such as Anxiety and Panic Attacks, sever Depression and a self loathing and hatred of what I had become. My Hero Story I feel is more about what I did to overcome these debilitating illnesses.
For me as a guy now in his 50's, I had no idea what Stress was and to be fare thought that it was weak minded people that needed to get a grip. I never believed that I would suffer from it, never mind the fact that I tried to 'check out' and end it all. It was the most terrifying and debilitating illness I have ever suffered from and for many, many months the fight to survive hung in the balance, a balance I had no CONTROL over.
I had been brought up to believe men should be big, strong, never need help and not to show emotional weakness and protect.
Nothing prepared me for what happened and it was my core programming that was the real issue for my mental health state, or lack of it.
The rest you can find out by listening to my interview and visiting my website/FB page, or watch my videos and blogs.