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karl-marlantes

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Review for Fallen Warriors Foundation, Lake Oswego, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was having a lot of trouble with nightmares, outbursts of rage, the usual PTSD symptoms. I attended a Fallen Warriors retreat and the work we did, writing, meditating, talking in groups about our experiences, all were a tremendous help to me. They emphasized no particular religion, but there was a Buddhist monk there who'd been a Vietnam veteran. Being able to ask him questions, how he dealt with the really big issues (like killing people), was exceedingly helpful. I came away not cured of PTSD, but confident that I could be, and having a group of people that I could stay in contact with. Very helpful to me.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my perspective on my war experiences and coming to terms with my PTSD.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being able to talk with others like me who have dealt with similar problems in many different ways

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, compassionate, and passionate

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach a lot of men who are self-destructing, help them heal, and get what once were incredibly brave and competent people back on their feet and contributing to the world again

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & Attended veterans workshop, group sessions.