The psychological effects we may experience following our involvement in an unexpected event can vary for all of us. Our uniqueness extends to our ability to cope and manage with our own experiences as the individual injured – or who has suffered a significant medical emergency – or as a known loved one or witness. Continue reading “Managing the After-Effects of Trauma” »
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.
With a huge number of personnel being displaced from active service, there is an opportunity to open up to discussion the challenges these times bring for the servicemen or women – and the family unit. Continue reading “Military Personnel and the Challenges of Resettlement” »
PTSD is anything but a ‘weakness’.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is increasingly being recognised as something real and tangible. The condition can be debilitating in the extreme, and can also manifest in less severe, but no less intrusive ways. Continue reading “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” »