When I was younger and watching TNG and Captain Jean-Luc Picard , commanding officer of the USS Enterprise played by Patrick Stewart I had a certain sense of looking up to the character, Picard. It was a leadership thing, how humans naturally follow a true leader. But there was also a father aspect to the character. Naturally, I explored this further, even toward a book on leadership written by Wess Roberts and Bill Ross, so imaging my surprise in reading about this yesterday, only recorded a few days earlier on May 29, coming from the actor himself regarding a topic obviously so close to him.
it may be hard to hear, but the YouTube video of the exchange may also be of interest
Right now, this very instant, someone needs to know that they can reach out and get help.
“You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now.” this is such a powerful message. I have such a feeling of compassion toward what Patrick Stewart is doing, and also for his sharing something so obviously personal.
One other point... notice how he points out that "violence is never the answer" and at the same time finds compassion for his own father, only last year he discovered that un-diagnosed PTSD may have been the cause for his own family's trouble. This reminds me to search beneath the surface regarding the issues in our lives.
Marianne Schnall exclusive interview with Patrick Stewart
Million Man Pledge
Stand! note: My son's Eagle Scout project benefitted Stand! here in Contra Costa County, CA
Vets in USA with PTSD Hotline
1-800-273-8255, press 1.
USA Hotline for Domestic Abuse