Matthew Hoh

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(soldier, academic, journalist)
Member ofAmerican Herald Tribune
Interests • peace
• US/Foreign policy

Official narrative

In college I lost my faith and then became a comparative religion major.

I worked in finance and publishing for a couple of years after college and then joined the Marines.

In 2007, after my second deployment to Iraq, PTSD, moral injury and severe depression took over my life. I began trying to drink myself to death. Thoughts of suicide became common until they were a near daily presence by 2011.

In early 2012, after thoughts of suicide had evolved into plans for suicide, I began to have breakdowns. At rock bottom, a description for a circumstance I used to think cliched until I met it personally, I somehow made the right decision. I entered into therapy and stopped drinking. Minus a few days, I’ve remained sober. I also take medication.

The concept of a future is available to me again; PTSD, moral injury and depression take that from you. It is an incredibly profound joy to once more have a life ahead of me.

More importantly, my soul, which I had kicked into a hole and subjugated years ago, is getting healthy too.[1]


A Document by Matthew Hoh

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)
Document:US Intel officials say Syria NOT responsible for chemical attackmemo6 September 2013Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack


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