When Charlie Strange lost his son Michael, a member of an elite Navy SEAL team, in combat 15 months ago, he initially had trouble finding comfort in therapy.
"I went to a grief therapist recommended by the military, and although she was a great lady, I just didn't find her helpful for me," Strange said. "She didn't really have any experience in dealing with what I was going through at the time."
After doing some research, Strange tried a group called Vets Journey Home and decided to attend a retreat in Maryland.
Although he was not exactly in the right place - the group was set up mainly for veterans who wanted to talk about their experiences overseas - Strange's encounter was overwhelmingly positive.