Tuesday, September 21, 2010

John Bell, NAMI San Diego Young Advocate of the Year

I serve on the board of NAMI San Diego. At our annual Inspirational Awards Dinner on Oct 8, we will be honoring John Bell as Young Advocate of the Year.

On April 17, concurrent with the NAMI San Diego Walk here, John organized some 100 fellow soldiers in his platoon in a 5K run in full body armor. "The US Army has taught me not all wounds are visible," says John, who has experienced PTSD. "As tough as a U.S. service member may be, many still suffer the effects of having endured life in a combat zone."

One in six veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan is affected by PTSD, depression, or anxiety. Only half seek help.

You gotta watch this video ...

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