PTS & ME PODCAST with Branford Lankford

Military Background

  • 20-year career
  • 15 years in Special Forces 3rd Group and 1st Special Forces Command
  • Multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya
  • Also served in 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and 82nd Airborne
  • Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression


What events triggered the PTS?

  • I was blown up
  • Loss of friends
  • Constant threat of death and acceptance

Effects that PTS, TBI, have / had on me and my family

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Inability to enjoy life at times
  • Family feels like they have to walk on eggshells so I’m ok
  • Guilt and shame because of the family

What treatments did I receive?

  • Medicine
  • Therapy
  • Stelar Ganglion Block
  • Retreats
  • Intrepid Spirit

Why did I start the podcast?

  • Raise awareness
  • De-stigmatize PTS
  • Help others



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