- Feb 6, 2018
PTSD is a serious mental health issue but it doesn't need to kill your career as an entrepreneur. Today I share my experience in business as someone who suffers from PTSD.
First, thank you so much for your service. Second, thank you so much for trying to make a place for PTSD vets in the business world. Finally, I am thrilled that you feel the advice I give is helpful. While I struggle from non-military PTSD and recognize the illness has many different twists to it I feel that these tips can go a long way to helping all sufferers move forward.Your guidance is very good for the commercial environment. An element that I have lived myself is war related PTSD and the dramatic impact the diagnosis can have on a career in business providing services to the multi-billion dollar federal government when a security clearance is involved.
By the time treatment for PTSD and Depression became available, I had such high security clearances that had I been treated for these disorders, the US Government would have revoked my clearances and my career would have ended or would have been sharply curtailed. It also impacts companies I counsel today and kept my firm out of classified programs.
We have a bit of a ways to go if we are entrepreneurial, a returning war fighter with PTSD and a motivated business owner seeking high tech classified service contracts. There are 81 comments by fellow PTSD sufferers on the following article:
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