Heart to Heart Resuscitation:
A Memoir (ISBN 9781957354354, $14.95 paperback)
My Journal (ISBN 9781957354422, $12.95 paperback)
by Victor Montgomery III
Release date: November 1, 2023
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Heart to Heart Resuscitation: A Memoir
Heart to Heart Resuscitation: My Journal
companion volumes for veterans in distress and their counselors
“They gave me an M14 rifle and .45 pistol, but hell under fire, trying to stop the bleeding of a wounded soldier, how the hell could I defend myself? I needed both hands in the wound. Shit! Bullets were whistling by my head and mortars exploding all around. It was ugly, man. I can’t get it out of my head. After all this time, I still feel the fear. Our helicopter was bullet-riddled, and the bay was soaked with blood. One big nightmare, man. Guys were dying in my arms as body parts were missing. Who wouldn’t need drugs to get through that? I had an unlimited supply of morphine. So, here am I.” Doc stopped talking and studied the faces in the room staring at him. Many looked away or down at the floor in silence. You could hear a pin drop.” (excerpt from Heart to Heart Resuscitation: A Memoir)
The window of opportunity to make a difference for someone considering suicide can be a matter of seconds. The real-life stories in Heart to Heart Resuscitation: A Memoir illustrate this tension dramatically. H2H Resuscitation provides encouragement and hope to overcome combat veterans' immediate life-threatening depression and suicidal thoughts, the priority being to get veterans to safety. "Oh, yes," they hear on the other end of the phone line, "You do have a reason to live, and I will tell you why!"
Through subsequent mentoring and group therapy, these rescued veterans are mentored to develop the strength, determination, and support to get out of danger and pull their lives together.
The H2H Resuscitation model, designed by Vic Montgomery,
explores the psychological wounds of war, specifically post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury;
H2H Resuscitation: My Journal, an accompanying volume, contains reflection questions and pages for journaling. It can be used individually or in a group.
"Heart to Heart Resuscitation presents readers with compelling stories of the suffering and healing journeys of combat veterans, grounded in the author's own experience as a soldier and crisis intervention counselor, told with compassion and grace."
Frederic Craigie, Ph.D. author of Weekly Soul: Fifty-two Meditations on Meaningful, Joyful, and Peaceful Living
Victor Montgomery III (B.A., Vanguard University; M.A., The University of Phoenix) holds a Master's Level (M-RAS) as a Certified Registered Addiction Specialist - California State Approved Certification and works as Director of Vet Life Community in NYC. He is also an Ordained Minister with the Assembly of God International Fellowship.