Ryan Culberson Getting Help for PTSD

Posted on Mar 6 2014 - 3:41pm by Avigail

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Real Housewives of Orange County star, Ryan Culberson and husband of Briana Wolfsmith-Culberson has finally decided to address the “elephant in the room.” The Marine has FINALLY stepped up and acknowledged he has a serious problem with rage and is taking the necessary steps to get help for post-traumatic stress. Ryan says he acquired PTSD during his Marine career. He is participating in Save A Warrior, a resiliency program aimed at helping veterans of war zones.

Briana and Ryan’s marriage is featured on the Real Housewives of Orange County. The couple came under major scrutiny last season when soldier Ryan Culberson got into a nasty confrontation with Lydia’s mom, Judy. The incident outraged many fans as Ryan flipped out on Judy who is 64. Ryan claimed Judy disrespected “his” house by putting her feet on the couch. He eventually threw the senior citizen out of the party for not listening to him.

Ryan blamed Bravo’s editing for portraying him in such a negative light. Many fans thought Ryan might be suffering from PTSD.

Ryan tells Marine Corps Times:

“I’ve had issues for years that I have left unresolved, I just really want other Marines to be aware of programs like Save A Warrior and know that it’s OK to seek help. This is something I choose to do 100 percent on my own—I didn’t even feel the show needed to know anything about it,” he said. But…the scrutiny of being in the public eye hasn’t made dealing with [the issues] any easier.”

The program involves physical activities like rock-climbing and horse-riding as well as ceremonial practices and meditation techniques aimed at helping Marines to effectively deal with anxiety in their civilian lives.

We’re happy Ryan has finally stepped up to get the help he so desperately needs.

 

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  • hardtimz

    Oh no, I can’t find my I don’t give a crap card, “So I’ll just say yea I don’t give a crap…next”!

    • Dr Seuss

      LMAO!!!

      • hardtimz

        I couldn’t imagine someone trying to tell me what to do in my home, and whom can visit my home… I do not think so. I love how Brianna tried to justify she marring someone basically over night, but her mother couldn’t date CROOKS w/out all kinds of attitude from Brianna and her husband in HER HOME! That S.O.B. would’ve been shoved out the door. Well I gotta take my old bones to bed…

  • Dr Seuss

    I’m glad this man has finally decided to face his demons. His temper is scary and you could tell Brianna was afraid of him.

    • Marsbars09

      ITA. I wonder if Brianna finally gave Ryan an ultimatum that if he didn’t seek help she and their kids were going to leave him.

      • Dr Seuss

        Totally agree. I would bet money, he physically / emotionally abuses her and with her being pregnant she couldn’t take it anymore.

    • shayvoe

      Hi Doc…It looked like Vicki was afraid of him too.

      • Dr Seuss

        Hi Shay….yes I remember when Vicki quickly changed her tune towards Julie when Ryan gave the order not to “take her side.” I bet off camera he was a scary tyrant that ruled Vicki’s household. I read him and Brianna moved out.

        • shayvoe

          Ooops Doc. I thought I posted my response here, but I did it as a new post above.

          • Dr Seuss

            Got it hun and just responded 😉

    • Marsbars09

      I don’t know how Brianna tolerated his behavior. I’d be scared sh*tless 24/7.

  • Marsbars09

    If Ryan really means what he says, then I commend him for admitting he has a problem and seeking help for it. There are many housewives and their husbands that can follow his pattern.

    • Dr Seuss

      I suspect something really dramatic happened that drove him to this decision.

      • Marsbars09

        Sadly, I agee.

  • Melissa

    By chance is there a link to the Marine Times article so I can it?

  • shayvoe

    If he truly has PTSD, then I’m glad he is getting help. But, I’m not so sure if that is really his problem. He is a scary dude, with a scary temper.

    • Dr Seuss

      I know what you mean. If it’s not PTSD, hopefully they can figure out what’s wrong with his volatile ass before he goes postal. After his behavior last season, I can see it happening. Especially if he has a drinking problem which is common among military types.

      • SAMRA1116

        They will have him on medicine to help his agitation, his attitude is something, no drug will help that. He just needs to stop trying to control everything n everyone. IMO

        • Dr Seuss

          Very valid points. As usual

  • murlut

    I think he is just a jerk. PTSD my butt. He tried to blame it on Bravo and when that didn’t work he had to find another excuse. He demanded that Vicki couldn’t have Brooks in her own house! I would have told him to hit the road along time ago.

    • Dr Seuss

      Me too. I think Vicki is very afraid of Ryan to tell him to hit the bricks.

  • Jim waters

    As a retired Army Major from three tours in Afghanistan I too battle PTSD and I do know the Marines discourage their people from reporting PTSD. Ryan though got stuck with a screwed up family with numerous PTSD problems on top of it all. Hey, 5 tours can mess up anyone. You civilians just don’t get it. Ryan knows what he did and is getting help. Though doing so will ruin his career.