In uncertain times, it’ s a comfort to have men and women standing beside you that you trust and they trust you. So what has changed?
You’re a civilian now, and the feeling of isolation and the uneasy sense of no mission or even despair seems to affect every aspect of your life. The partner you walk or rode a beat with, the men in your squad or company. It seems as if it was in another world so long ago and so far away.
The world has changed and you have changed too. Try as you may, you can’t go back in time to those days that your memory has told you were the “good old days”. The wet and cold marches in the mud, the sleepless nights on watch and yes the fear that you may miss something and your buddies would pay for your mistake. The battle to keep your eyes open and not fall asleep as you dream of eating a hot meal at home.
Yes, those are the “good old days that some how still haunt you. Remember the day you got off the plane and stepped on to American soil and literally kissed the ground? Well, those are the good old days too. For the LEO, the day or 2 or 3 when the adrenaline finally when away after a bloody fight to save your partner or your self from some godless hopped up asshole criminal. Your nerves finally calmed down and you could hold down a meal.
These memories are what make you who you are. They are not so much good or bad, but they are your memories and men and women like you share in these. How you respond now will write you future story. Join a team. Find someone to talk to. Don’t isolate your self.
And you can answer this question for the rest of your life , knowing you stepped up to the plate and did your part for others; For your friends and family. Don’t let your mind lie to you. You have value. Your world is changing, but you are changing too. Please talk to someone. You carried a heavy burden for what seems forever, and now is the time to share that burden, share the load.
There are so many men and women that really do care and would gladly help with that load you are struggling to carry. Let us help.
The World as we see it today is not what you worked to prevent, but the day is still young and there are many men and women standing behind you to step up and fight that good fight you endured for so long. Give them a chance to prove they are as committed to Freedom and you are. Trust them. Let them step up and help as you so freely did when you started this journey.
If you have any thoughts of ending things or harming yourself. Call this # 1-800-273-TALK. There are a lot of people that care. You should reach out and talk. The world is not fair but it will be darker and colder without you. 800-273-8255.