Jeffrey Johnson Case Study

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Current Events In the beginning of September, Jeffrey Johnson was shot and killed by police. A few days before his death, he and his wife had got into an argument and he went to stay in a motel for a few nights. After a few days in the hotel, Jeffrey texted his wife some text messages that she believed were suicidal. She called the police and they found him locked in his room firing a gun. After the police tried to get in, he jumped out the window and into a car. He drove this car to a local cemetery where he crashed into another police car. After crashing, he was seen reaching for a gun, so for the officer’s safety, he shot Johnson. Johnson later died (Torres, 2014). There was an interview with Johnson’s wife, Barbie, who was explaining in 2011 his attitude started to change and he did not act like himself. Prior to this incident, he had served seven years total in the Army and was recently diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Barbie explained his PTSD turned into depression and was so …show more content…
His wife now has to deal with the guilt of not getting him more help sooner. His children now have to grow up without a father. The police now have to deal with the fact they shot and killed a veteran. This also makes the mental health professional he was going to look bad because he/she could not get Jeffery in for months. For people reading the article, it reiterates the idea PTSD is common in the military. It also demonstrates the catastrophic outcome that could result from not treating it. One more group that could be affected would be the individuals with PTSD themselves. If they have not yet been treated, this could scare them into getting help before they ruin relationships and put themselves in danger. If individuals are currently being treated for PTSD this could encourage them to continue the treatment. All in all, this article reaches out to a large amount of

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