GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Bryan Craig Opens Up About His PTSD
Two-time Daytime Emmy winner Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, GENERAL HOSPITAL) recently sat down with Maurice Benard for an emotional episode of State of Mind, the YouTube series hosted by Sonny’s portrayer. During the intense half-hour conversation, an emotional Craig opened up to his former TV father about a recent traumatic experience that left him, he believes, suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
“I just went through a really bad relationship, betrayal, which almost ended in losing my life,” the GH alum confessed. “I won’t get into it too much, but I was in Mexico City and it just wasn’t good. I took the first flight back here and I’m recovering.”
Although Craig didn’t divulge many details surrounding the circumstances of the events that took place, he did reveal that it happened very recently — and he’s trying his best to move on. “I’m four weeks away from the actual event that happened,” he shared. “It’s tough. I feel like I can break down and cry, but my emotions aren’t even there anymore. I’m so drained from it.”
As a result of his horrifying experience, Craig said that he has lost countless nights’ sleep, experiencing what he believes to be PTSD. “I often wake up sweating, crying, screaming,” he shared. “I get anxiety when I go to bed at night because I know I have no control over what might happen in my mind when I close my eyes. And it will [affect] how my whole next day goes.”
As his intimate conversation with Benard continued, a shaky Craig eventually shared that the mind games he was subjected to shook him to his core. “A psychopath is someone who has no empathy, who can kill someone just like making an omelet. It’s the same to them,” he mused. “But a sociopath is an emotional serial killer. They won’t take your life, but they’ll make you take your own life. And I experienced that. It’s got me confused about who I am, the problems I have, my confidence…”
Drawing upon all his strength, Craig is doing his best to put the unfortunate incident behind him, and focus on his work, like Women Is Losers, his film which debuted at the prestigious South By Southwest Film Festival in Texas last week, and auditioning for additional projects. “I try to not let [what happened] creep into my head because it can kill a whole day for me,” he confessed. “I can’t let these demons out because they put me down and then I can’t do the work.”
You can watch Craig’s sit-down with Benard below. And please join us in wishing him all the best as he continues his recovery.
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