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This presentation will bring light to the daily struggles of a married couple dealing with a veteran spouse who suffers from severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

Meg Hawkins and Eric Provow, both first responders, have been married for over 7 years. When they met, Eric had been retired from the military for over seven years.

In 2017, Eric almost completed suicide and that experience rocked and changed their lives forever.

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In Sickness and In Health…

Eric shares about his childhood, time in the military, and living with PTSD.

Meg touches on how the wellbeing of spouses, significant others, and caregivers of veterans and first responders are greatly affected by their partner’s mental health. Their mental health is often overlooked and cannot be forgotten.

It’s OK not to be OK.

Meg and Eric now share their stories to help others know that “it’s ok to not be ok” and seeking help is not a weakness but a strength. They discuss the various therapies, treatments, and self-care practices that have helped them through some of their darkest days and continue to have a strong marriage.

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