A local veteran is trying to help other veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress by using nature.
Trevor Hill created Zero Hour Expeditions after his own struggle with post-traumatic stress and being able to adjust to life after war.
"I had a noose around my neck in my garage,” he said. “I was just fed up with what was going on in life."
Hill calls that the darkest moment in his life, but it’s also what helped him come up with a way to help others.
"I asked myself ‘If somebody were to come into my garage right now, and ask me what I needed,’” he said. “The first thing that came to my mind was, you know, just to get away for a little while."
Four years later, that has developed into Zero Hour Expeditions. It’s a 30-day program that takes veterans out into the wilderness to heal using therapy, nutrition and holistic methods like yoga and meditation.
"Going out to the wilderness everything kind of slows down,” he said. “The sun's either up or the sun's down, and it’s just an area where you get to slow down and just be.”
Hill said that gives veterans a chance to reconnect and gain clarity.
“Allow them the time to process through everything they've been through because we go from being in Iraq and Afghanistan to back home in less than 24 hours,” he said. “I firmly believe in my heart that what it is that I'm trying to do is going to work and radically impact and change individuals lives in a way that allows them to find their passions and be able to just breathe.”