A couple of months back we did a feature article (Tapping out bipolar and PTSD) about Robert “Cozmo” Consulmagno, a veteran who lives with PTSD and Bipolar Disorder. Cozmo shared how he has found that jiu jitsu and boxing help him cope with his condition, and that he is on a mission to help address the stigma of mental illness.
He has gone on to be part of a few phenomenal projects including this short film about him, which was appropriately released today, on Veteran’s day (Cozmo is a former Marine):
The short film shows Cozmo doing what Cozmo does: using martial arts and physical training to address his demons.
Jiu jitsu doesn’t cure any mental or physical maladies, but it can help people learn to focus and gain a greater level of mastery of themselves. We commend Cozmo for undertaking this mission!
For more information about this film check out the article written about it here http://oc87recoverydiaries.com/marine-with-ptsd/.
Thank you to all of the veterans and service men and women for your service to this country.