WASHINGTON — Alan Banks is an Air Force veteran and father. In 1996 he was married and making six figures in security and law enforcement when he experienced something he never imagined.
“I had a very good income, a home built, a lot of nice toys and was living life very well,” says Banks, a D.C. native.
But Banks struggled with depression all of his life, and when his dad died suddenly that year, he lost everything. “That just was the trip that took hold of me; I just wasn’t able to recover from it,” he says. “It wasn’t that I made a conscious decision to stop working