Across The Bridge is proud to announce the formation of Warrior Groups in partnership with the PTSD Foundation of America which offers Christ-centered solutions for Combat Trauma. This group will be open to all veterans, especially combat and deployed veterans and first responders. Our first meeting will be December 2 at 6 PM in Suite B at ATB.
From my own experience in Viet Nam as a U.S. Marine I am well aware of the challenges veterans face when coming home from war, or veterans experience when dealing with extensive subversive training, or first responders faced with the dangerous situations they are placed in. The format of this meeting will be much the same as a 12 Step group with guidelines from their Combat Trauma Healing Manual.
Trauma is an event outside normal human experience and fuels mental illness and addiction, so this is right in our corporate wheelhouse and that of my own experience. I can tell you that in coming back from war it was a long time before I felt like I fit back into a peaceful society. The effects on my marriage, children and looming addiction created added trauma on top of that trauma and fortunately my faith in God and working through the Steps helped pull me out. Now, we can offer a meeting and fellowship that can certainly help sooner.
I will help lead this group with their assistance and seek out future leaders to be a part of this. If you or someone you know may benefit from this group please call or email me at 404-915-7376 or at email@example.com.
In the meanwhile, please pray for us and for the thousands of veterans and first responders who lay their life on the line every day in the cause of freedom.
May God Bless America!
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Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.