Manage episode 246362558 series 2318328
Blake Cook (aka Blackbeard) was blown up and severely injured in Afghanistan during OEF. After spending 2 years in rehab learning how to walk and talk again, he joined a Cartel & Gang SWAT team where he spent 5 years dealing with PTSD & survivors gilt which lead to a night where he put a gun to his head to take his life. He didn't end up pulling the trigger and now spends his off time from service helping other veterans, police and first responders with PTSD.
If you or anyone you know is an Active Service Member, Veteran, Police officer or First Responder, please share this with them, their friends and family. They may not need to hear it, but there is a good chance someone they know may need this.
For more info on Blake or if you need to reach him the best place is his instagram @blackbeard._._