So the Navy Yard shooter was once a hero turned villain. He was a committed rescuer during 9/11 but became disturbed during the events and suffered from PTSD and from there had anger management issues and fell into alcoholism which resulted in violence on occasion.
I believe that Alexis was untreated for his PTSD, which is very serious and can be dangerous if left untreated. PTSD is something that doesn’t get a lot of attention and is also known as the “invisible wound” or the “invisible monster”. It is something that frequently afflicts soldiers who have seen combat, people who have been in dangerous, life threatening situations and people who have brain injuries, among other things. I believe I also suffer from some form of it because of my epilepsy.
It is dangerous to try to self medicate yourself, particularly with alcohol, which is a depressant. Drunkenness can feel great at first but it eventually takes more and more alcohol to reach that “happy place” and you become addicted and by then it has created even more negative effects.
I’m not trying to make him out to be anything less or more than what he was. I just want you all to know the seriousness of PTSD and self medicating yourself. If you find yourself doing that get help immediately because you cannot help yourself by engaging in that activity.