PTSD Group in Aransas Pass Inspired by Army Veteran Wracked by Pain of War

James Dickerson, 51, used to live in Aransas Pass, but now calls Rockport home, preferring to live alone with his service dog, Crowley. The Pitbull is trained to sense when Dickerson gets too emotional or may act on a _t of rage, he sometimes _nds dif_cult to control. “When my dog goes down, I go down,” Dickerson shared, explaining Crowley will grab one of the veteran’s hands and literally force him to the ground until he cools off. The Army specialists’ wounds run deep, both physical and psychological, but he is embracing a form of recovery that’s helped and is establishing PTSD support groups across the nation to help others. He is working on opening a chapter inside the historic Rialto Theater. (Aransas Pass Progress)

	PTSD Group in Aransas Pass Inspired by Army Veteran Wracked by Pain of War
	PTSD Group in Aransas Pass Inspired by Army Veteran Wracked by Pain of War
	PTSD Group in Aransas Pass Inspired by Army Veteran Wracked by Pain of War

Dickerson after he was in the U.S. Army several years, trained as an M.P. (Military Police Officer), he served most of his six years with an infantry unit and is a combat veteran. James as he appeared as a young recruit, enlisting at age 17. He dropped out of high school his junior year, but would later obtain a G.E.D. He’s also a Freemason. (Courtesy: James Dickerson)

PTSD Group in Aransas Pass Inspired by Army Veteran Wracked by Pain of War

“It’s emotional,” James Dickerson freely admits trying to maintain his composure when anyone asks him to discuss his military background.

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