Mike Hilliard, a retired Army sergeant, speaks to a group of fellow veterans on Sept. 2, 2016, before a dive into the shark tank at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Many veterans are embracing alternative treatments for PTSD; Hilliard says nothing was working for him until he found diving. “There are no bad memories in the water," he said. “Everything just wants to live. It made me want to live again.”
Mike Hilliard, a retired Army sergeant, speaks to a group of fellow veterans on Sept. 2, 2016, before a dive into the shark tank at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Many veterans are embracing alternative treatments for PTSD; Hilliard says nothing was working for him until he found diving. “There are no bad memories in the water," he said. “Everything just wants to live. It made me want to live again.” Melissa Golden The New York Times
Mike Hilliard, a retired Army sergeant, speaks to a group of fellow veterans on Sept. 2, 2016, before a dive into the shark tank at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Many veterans are embracing alternative treatments for PTSD; Hilliard says nothing was working for him until he found diving. “There are no bad memories in the water," he said. “Everything just wants to live. It made me want to live again.” Melissa Golden The New York Times

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