June 2013 archive

Jun 18

Canadian army culture rife with prejudice against seeking PTSD help, says veteran

Retired warrant officer Andy Godin vividly remembers the warm night he got  off the plane, returning from the cauldron of shellfire and snipers that was  Sarajevo. A non-commissioned officer dragged a chair to the centre of the hangar, stood  on it and told hundreds of assembled troops that if anyone had any problem with  their …

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Jun 18

Psychiatrist warns bureaucracy is worsening veterans’ PTSD

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 06/06/2013 Reporter: Michael Brissenden With post traumatic stress disorder now thought to be more deadly for veterans than the war they served in, a leading trauma psychiatrist says Veterans Affairs’ bureaucracy is making the situation worse.   Psychiatrist warns bureaucracy is worsening veterans’ PTSD

Jun 18

Hundreds of soldiers help send off Sapper David Wood

Another Australian soldier has committed suicide,