My husband of 15 years suffers from combat PTSD. He recently started getting help and our family has seen so much improvement. He is my inspiration for this poem because I see him struggle every day and no matter what kind of day he is having, he matters to me and my family. I hope that readers can feel comforted by reading this story if they feel similar or know someone who feels the same way. I also hope to make others aware of what mental illness can be like for those struggling with it. Mental health is important and I think it is important to make others aware. I used a story because I personally feel this is the best way for me to express myself and share my thoughts with others.
3rd · Adult Writing (2020)