On this Episode of the Valor Voice, we have Justin Jordan from Warriors Heart Treatment Center. At 19 years old, Justin enlisted in the United States Air Force. During his 20 years of service, he held a variety of different jobs, everything from Cook to Combat Readiness Instructor. His most taxing job, however, would be when he was assigned as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, Mortuary Affairs.
In late 2012, Justin decided to share his story in the book, And Then I Cried, Stories of a Mortuary NCO. His hope was that his story could help others struggling with PTSD. In 2013, Justin was Medically Retired from the Air Force with 20 years of service. Justin continued his advocacy and worked with The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, where he managed the Ambassador Program. He was responsible for teaching seriously injured or ill airmen how to tell and share their stories of recovery with audiences worldwide.
Justin is also an accomplished artist and his paintings can be seen hanging in the Pentagon. His book continues to help others who are struggling and he continues his advocacy coming to Warriors Heart excited to start his next chapter helping warriors find treatment.
Warriors Heart: Mission is to heal our nation’s warriors through our private, licensed, and accredited resort-style healing centers. We do this by specializing in substance abuse treatment and co-occurring psychological disorders, with special attention to post-traumatic stress, unresolved grief/loss, and moral injury. Our treatment courses provide the full continuum of care, from detox, inpatient (residential), day treatment, outpatient, sober living, and 1-on-1 counseling.
Helping my brothers and sisters in the warrior class is my passion, advocacy is the true path to healing and I’m still healing myself. As Warriors, we struggle every day it is that struggle that bonds us, it is that struggle that makes us stronger. We may fall, we may stumble, but we will never quit.
And Then I Cried, Stories of a Mortuary NCO
If you or a warrior needs help with addiction, PTSD, or co-occurring issues, please contact Warriors Heart’s 24-hour hotline (844-448-2567) answered by warriors and/or visit https://warriorsheart.com.
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