Marine Veteran Testifies About His Experiences As He Sought Help For PTSD


An interim committee in the Missouri House continues its work on finding ways to reduce suicides among Missouri’s military veterans. Randy Gardner is a Marine veteran who’s been diagnosed with P-T-S-D.

He told the committee Wednesday that the V-A treatment program he was enrolled in several years ago only gave him one treatment option — prescription drugs:


Gardner credits his therapy dog and being active for the progress he’s made.

He says Missouri is failing its veterans due in large part to a lack of health care options and its failure to inform vets of alternate treatment options.