In 2012, while in the US Navy and on deployment in the Arabian Gulf, I experienced a prinzmetal angina episode where I was unconscious for more than 2 hours. After I was medically evacuated back the US, it was discovered that I had suffered a hypoxia frontal lobe brain injury (TBI non-impact), and as a result was subsequently diagnosed with: Severe Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Traumatic (non-impact) Brain Injury (TBI), and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
After being medically retired from the Navy because of what seemed like an onslought of mental health condions and disorders I didnt understand, I was affraid to leave my home. I didnt trust my self to react normally to situations. After nine months of isolation and seeing the toll it took on my family, I chose to end my life. I was in so much pain and was so distraught - with no hope of things ever getting better. But it does.