Bill Blaikie

Author's posts

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,

Apr 19

Defence ‘all talk, no action’ on PTSD

Defence ‘all talk, no action’ on PTSD: Afghanistan war veterans . Michael Clarke and Tim  Wilson at Mates 4 Mates recovery centre. Picture: Mark Calleja

Feb 20

My Interview on PTSD

I was recently interviewed for television in New Zealand about my journey so far and how living with PTSD affects not only me but also my wife, my children, and so many other aspects of my life on a day to day basis. It’s about 5 minutes long, and includes some footage of my wife …

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Dec 24

Makeover for ‘Stiff British Upper Lip’

Makeover for ‘Stiff British Upper Lip’

Dec 24

Life at the End of ‘A Very Dark Tunnel’

RSA Review Summer 2012

Nov 03

Ending Nightmares Caused By PTSD

  Ending Nightmares Caused By PTSD by AMY STANDEN January 16, 2012 4:00 AM fromKQED Listen to the Story Morning Edition Playlist Download Transcript   Some patients with PTSD suffer recurring nightmares of a single event. Everyone has nightmares sometimes. But for people with PTSD, it’s different. Sam Brace doesn’t want to talk about what he saw when …

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Oct 31

Whats happening for Veterans in the US

Please Check out Operation Transition 6 city tour to support our Troops with interviews, resumes, dress for success and more. Please cut and paste info to post on your pages, Vet pages. Operation Transition is a month long event, with a one-day, on-location military presentation in 6 cities (please find attached fliers). During this month, veterans who …

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Oct 17

Christchurch quake impact yet to hit

Christchurch quake impact yet to hit by GEORGINA STYLIANOU   Not picking up prescriptions, binge drinking and delaying medical checkups are signals ”the full impact of the earthquakes” is still to come, Canterbury’s health officials say. Canterbury District Health Board chief executive David Meates today gave a presentation to the board about the medium-term impact of …

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