“Life can haunt us when we are broken and overcome by loneliness, isolation, and despair. It can haunt us when we are just muddling along, living, but not alive.
There is hope, you are not alone. We are united by the pain we all go through and the desire to live with purpose. Help another find that passion to live, and we are able to make sense of those things that seem senseless. Everything I do is based on this principle – help another find hope and a purpose for living, and life falls into place.”
Silouan Green is a speaker and writer on PTSD, moral injury, peer support, resiliency and the power of music therapy. He overcame severe PTSD after a tragic jet crash while training as a US Marine to find purpose and the hope to live. After years of helping others overcome their own life traumas, it became clear that living with purpose is fundamental to living, whether you are struggling to overcome a severe trauma, feel lost and without meaning, or simply want more from life. As a PTSD speaker, Silouan provides the point of view of someone who has been there, learned to heal and live with joy and purpose, and now helps others do the same.
Silouan is passionate about overcoming the stigma of PTSD and other mental health issues and making clear that the best way to overcome them is by living a life of meaning and purpose. He began as a PTSD speaker and now speaks to many different groups and organizations on responding to PTSD, depression and other impacts of life trauma, moral and spiritual injury, overcoming adversity, and building a life of purpose. He developed The Ladder UPP life skills program which has been used by people across the globe to rebuild their lives with a foundation of purpose. He teaches communities, groups, and organizations how to respond to their own who are suffering and how to build more effective peer outreach groups. His book, Who Am I?, is an entertaining, powerful, and imaginative memoir on the struggle to find an answer to life’s most important question, Who Am I?
We welcome you in the battle to spread hope and purpose to all the dark places in need of light. More than anything, we can use our own struggles as fuel to help others in need of hope. If we don’t look out for each other, who will? Take a look around Silouan.com, you’ll find plenty to help equip you for this journey of hope.