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New documentary aimed to bring awareness to PTSD

Colin Wayne Erwin is bringing awareness to PTSD through a new documentary aimed to show those suffering from the condition that they are not alone. (Source: WAFF) Colin Wayne Erwin is bringing awareness to PTSD through a new documentary aimed to show those suffering from the condition that they are not alone. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Colin Wayne Erwin is bringing awareness to PTSD through a new documentary aimed to show those suffering from the condition that they are not alone.

"My mom and my family was the first person to say Colin you're not the same, war has changed you," said Erwin.

That's when Erwin realized something was wrong.

"L1-L3 nerve damage in my back and permanent tinnitus in my left ear," said Erwin.

Wayne a 6-and-a-half-year veteran was injured on duty in Afghanistan nearly losing his life.

"A 107-millimeter rocket actually impacted about 3.5 feet from me and by the grace of God I'm still alive today," said Erwin.

Wayne has PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is a mental health issue that happens after major events like war. But through his pain, he wants to help others suffering with a new film called The Face of PTSD.

"I've experienced it; I've been through it. I've been through those trials and tribulations that these troops are experiencing. I've been in combat, I've done multiple combat tours and I can relate to them," said Erwin.

Through this film, Wayne wants others to know each day will always be a struggle, but a struggle you never face alone.

"You need to know that you're not alone and you're not the only person that's going through it," said Erwin.

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