News 4 San Antonio
by Ariana Lubelli
September 28th 2018
"The important thing is to know the services that are out and seek those services before you get to that crisis point," said Gordon.
There is a great need for mental health services for veterans. It's a demand seen across the country and just as prevalent in San Antonio.
Andrew Reidel is a Marine veteran and outreach coordinator for PTSD Foundation of America. He knows all too well about the demons that PTSD brings on.
"Just imagine coming home and being just dead, just a moving body, just existing not really living. That's how we come home," said Reidel.
He served eight years in the military with tours to Iraq and Afghanistan and operations in other overseas locations.
"For me, it was the nightmares and the night sweats, real quick to get angry. Probably the worst part of it was not being able to connect with the average person when I got home," said Reidel.
Since 2011, Reidel has attempted suicide at least three times. Sadly, his story is familiar to many veterans.
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