Thursday, August 30, 2018

Vietnam Veteran with PTSD back in court as Judge!

Judge Guy Williams opens up about PTSD treatment
Greg Chandler
August 29, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI – A very different Judge Guy Williams was back in his chambers at the 148th District Court on Wednesday.

Williams recently finished six weeks of treatment for post traumatic stress disorder at Warrior’s Heart in Bandera, a facility specifically for veterans.

The judge, who won a Purple Heart during the Vietnam War, says he’s battled PTSD since his discharge from the Marine Corps in 1970.

“As soon as I got out the hyper-vigilance was there, the exaggerated startle response, the depression, the anxiety,” Williams said. “Nightmares, lack of sleep.”

PTSD continued plaguing Williams during his career with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. He said he hid the problem from co-workers by working 80 hours a week.

“I never got treatment, because I knew once I got treatment somebody would get the medical records and my career would be gone,” said Williams.
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