An Outreach Program of MarineParents.com
Well this forum made me feel a little better because it seems like a lot of people are noticing similar strange behavior that I'm seeing from my brother. He did two tours in Afghanistan and like everyone else, I'm sure, survived some traumatic stuff. He's a completely different person altogether than he was before he joined the Marines. It makes me really angry actually because the government doesn't reach out to him to see if he's OK.
He sits alone in the pitch dark for long periods of time doing nothing, he's isolated himself from pretty much everyone and seems to have convinced himself that the general rest of the population just acts like animals in the wild, isn't employed and doesn't seem to really try to be, and he's touchy and edgy, and seems to exhibit an overall threat of violence.
I want him to get help but I can't get him to admit anything is wrong. He tells me he's happy but I just don't see how that could possibly be. I know where the VA center in my city is and I know the hotlines to call - but how can I convince my brother to reach out when he won't even admit anything is wrong? Thanks so much everyone.