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Unsteady by TruSpiritArt Unsteady by TruSpiritArt

Hold, hold on, hold onto me
'Cause I'm a little unsteady
A little unsteady
Hold, hold on, hold onto me
'Cause I'm a little unsteady
A little unsteady

Unsteady by X-Ambassadors

Sorry, this may be long winded, but I needed to do something for my husband, :iconwest545:, and I. For one because I haven't done anything for us since Valentines and I feel awful for it and two because he needed it.

This is not typically a struggle he openly lets people see, and with his permission, is allowing me to speak on it. For those who don't know, West is an EMT training to be a Paramedic. It's a career that everything in this world pulls him to no matter how hard he fights it, but that's not to say he hasn't had his battles with it either.

West suffers from PTSD directly from his work. He has struggled with it for about 4 years now I want to say. He has seen and experienced a lot of bad things, but has also done a lot of good, but as many of us know, the bad can easily outweigh the good. While we both have our issues, West has had a good deal of trouble letting himself break down and let it all out. He keeps it bottled up and doesn't let anyone in, including me.

Recently, however, he found this song. Like much of his music, this song seems to be a key that works on that heavy door and lets him express himself as he needs to. He still hurts, but even in the couple of days since finding this song, he feels a great deal of relief. I am just glad that I get to be the one holding on to him.

I know PTSD is most commonly associated with soldiers, but it affects so many more. And worst of it is, while it may not be the most used, there are many resources available to veterans with this disorder. Until maybe 6 months ago, West thought he was alone with PTSD fighting in the EMS world. West found the Code Green Campaign, a group that specializes and helping bring awareness to mental health for Emergency Responders. Please check them out and share it if you have someone you love if your life that needs to see this, like West did:
codegreencampaign.org/

If you read all of that, thank you <3 Your kindness always means the world to me.

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PropanePropain Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
So sweet... ; - ; I am glad he has all the love and support he needs, you're the best! :hug:
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KarmaIoco Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so lovely omg ;3; and thats so sad to hear :C..
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