Hi. My name is Mike Ehrmantrout, and I designed "A Bruised Reed" to minister Christ's love and mercy to people suffering from emotional trauma of any kind. I myself suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a Depressive Mood Disorder. I'm a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served in the first Gulf War as an artilleryman. I am not a professional counselor or therapist. I have been certified in Washington State as a Peer Counselor, which simply means I have been trained to aid other people who suffer as I do, from mental illness. My prayer is that you will find this to be a refuge, a place you can come to find helpful information and fellowship with others who suffer as you do.