A heightened awareness and understanding is growing around the realities of the psychological injury – PTSD. The infographic below demonstrates some shocking statistics.
The military are beginning to acknowledge the illness (or injury), yet still, it is often many years before service personnel seek or receive assistance; numbers are sadly increasing for those ending their lives, rather than – or despite seeking help.
It is worth reminding ourselves that this phenomenon isn’t restricted to military veterans. Anyone can suffer the insidious effects, including you and I, and commonly, other uniformed service providers such as 999 personnel – and those who witness ‘events outside that which is usually seen’.
Counselling does help and is in no way any form of admission of ‘failure’.
If you think you may be suffering the effects of post-traumatic stress, whoever you are or have been; or you suspect someone you know or love is suffering – please seek guidance to assist remove those unhelpful thoughts – and emotions.
Bob Brotchie is a counsellor, mindset consultant and creator of "Conscious Living by Design"™. He writes for Anglia Counselling, is featured on various other websites and introduces us to many guest writers all covering topics related to mental health and wellbeing.
Bob provides bespoke counselling services to individuals and couples in the privacy and comfort of a truly welcoming environment at his Anglia Counselling company office, located near Newmarket in Suffolk, England. Bob also provides professional online counselling, for local, national, and international clients. The therapeutic models offered are bespoke to the client’s needs, especially those in receipt of 'childhood emotional neglect' (CEN), whilst integrating a mindful approach to psychotherapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) principles. For clients experiencing trauma and/or phobia, Bob offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).