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Vicki Gunvalson’s Son-In-Law Seeks Mental Help

March 07, 2014 06:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson


After several tours in Afghanistan, it’s clear that Vicki Gunvalson’s son-in-law Ryan Culberson has struggled with his fair share of personal demons. This unfortunately became even more apparent during a Real Housewives of Orange County party in which Ryan attacked Lydia McLaughlin’s mom. We’re happy to report that he’s finally seeking help — and we hope that his efforts prove successful!

If you’re like most of the Facebook fans still discussing last season’s Real Housewives of Orange County blowup, you’re still shocked by the sudden outburst of anger from Ryan Culberson. As many suspected, Vicki Gunvalson’s son-in-law has been suffering from PTSD, which just might explain his odd behavior at the ill-fated Winter Wonderland party.

Fortunately, Ryan has decided to seek help, as he recently revealed in an exclusive interview with Radar Online. “I know I’ve been painted in some not so great light in the past season and after some deep soul searching I decided to reach out and get some help with the PTSD I have been dealing with for quite awhile.”

Ryan’s big plan is to take part in the Save a Warrior program, through which he’ll be exposed to healthier strategies for managing his anxiety. The event will be filmed for a special documentary, which will eventually air on CNN. Ryan says he’s optimistic about the program, explaining, “A guy I work with told me about the program he attended and it literally saved and changed his life…I’ve known for awhile I needed something so hopefully this program is what I need.”

Vicki Gunvalson has yet to mention her son-in-law’s plan on Twitter, but we’re sure she’s all in favor of anything that benefits his mental health! What do you think of Ryan Culberson’s PTSD recovery efforts? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below!


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One Response to “Vicki Gunvalson’s Son-In-Law Seeks Mental Help”

  1. Steve Boyle Says:
    March 9th, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I was no fan of Ryan after his attack on that poor, confused woman at Vicki’s party. Hearing he suffers from PTSD and that he is seeking help for it completely reversed my feelings about him. As another victim of that unnecessary war, Ryan deserves the best treatment available. Lucky for him, he will get it. Most other victims of PTSD caused by military experiences will suffer in silence. The VA doesn’t have enough resources to treat their patient load. Other soldiers were denied treatment because our government knew what it would cost if PTSD were recognized as a legitimate mental illness. Until recently it was not.
    Ryan is to be congratulated for his courage in allowing the cameras to roll while he is treated for PTSD. This may help others suffering from PTSD to get an idea of what to expect should they elect seek help.
    Bravo Ryan, so to speak.


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