Reviving a Friendship After the War Helped my PTSD

As a psychiatrist, I’ve struggled to accept my own vulnerabilities

Russell Carr
Human Parts
Published in
6 min readDec 15, 2023

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Soldiers in full battle gear sihlouetted on a ship
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I knew Nick before 9/11. He was in graduate school in the same city where I went to medical school. We met through my roommate. They’d been friends since childhood. The three of us spent many late nights at Ernestine & Hazel’s, one of our favorite bars in downtown…

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Russell Carr
Human Parts

husband, father, retired U.S. Navy psychiatrist; friend of good fiction and peaty scotch; russellcarrauthor.com