A Message of Hope


Melvin Brown, Sergeant (Ret.), U.S. Army

Melvin Brown is one of 2.5 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and one of an estimated 500,000 with PTSD. With a family to stick by his side, you could say he’s one of the lucky ones, but what about his family? His son Douglas recalls, “He would always be upset...a lot of negative emotions. He would put the blame on myself, my brother, my sister, my mom. That was just how he was. He was a drill sergeant in the military and he would bring that drill sergeant home.” Watch Melvin's journey from substance abuse and insomnia to love and fulfillment.

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