Archive for December 2013

My PTSD Story

It all began on the first Monday of 1999. A New Year’s storm blanketed Chicago with many inches of snow. The day’s temperatures were in the single digits. I caught the 6:04 a.m. express train from Aurora’s Route 59 Metra station to my downtown office. The train was barreling eastbound at top speed in the... Read more »

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I’d like to dedicate this blog to my family and anyone who struggles with PTSD. We often hear about military veterans and their challenges related to PTSD. This blog is for those veterans, but also for civilians (like me) and first responders who cope with the condition. The blog’s goals are two-fold: Create an open... Read more »