Today’s post was written by Sara Croft
If you missed the opportunity to hear Silouan at the 2013 Battlemind conference, this is the chance for you to learn more about PTSD and depression. Silouan educates audiences with workshop presentations as he shares details about his personal journey overcoming diversity. Crossroads Veterans Services is proud to present Focus on Veterans: A Military and Veterans Series of Events on December 3 featuring Silouan Green.
Silouan Green was serving as a US Marine when he experienced a tragic jet crash that left him with a host of complications and medical conditions. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, suicidal impulses, and long-term pain left him with a decision: to continue down the same, devastating path, or live free.
Green decided to build a motorcycle and a guitar, sell off everything he owned and the day he was disability discharged from the US Marines Corps, he took off on a two-year, 30,000 mile trek. He met his wife on that trip and since then has been married for 16 years and now have 8 children.
Silouan has created The Ladder UPP life skills program based on his own recovery and has worked at Walter Reed, with the US Marines, the Army, the National Guard, Willow Creek Community Church and various other groups, organizations and mental health professionals.
“Maybe you know what it’s like to be falling down the rabbit hole with nothing in sight but a black hole. Maybe you are a college student who went to school because that is what you are supposed to do, but you don’t really like what you are studying and you are worried you won’t get all that you want out of life. Maybe you are in a career that provides money and security, but you are unfulfilled and fearful you’ll look back on life someday with regret. Maybe you’ve undergone severe trauma in your life and the pain and fear paralyze you and each day is just a long slow nightmare. Maybe you are muddling through life and you are sick and tired of feeling empty. I want you to live free. I want you to find what I found on the back of a motorcycle – identity, purpose and most of all, passion.” – Silouan Green
On Wednesday, December 3 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Silouan Green will present a workshop at Easter Seals Crossroads to share details of his personal journey overcoming diversity. This is a free event but seating is limited. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317.466.1000 x2018.