Category Archive: Uncategorized

Nov 09

New Website Coming

This website will remain as I work on making it more user friendly and fresher.  It will have a new look – If you have any suggestions please just post a comment and I will take it on board.  It is all about you and how you can use this site as a resource and learn about …

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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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Oct 15

Defence boss writes to troops urging open attitude

Defence boss writes to troops urging open attitude, writes Danya Levy.  ——————– There are calls for more research and funding for post-traumatic stress disorder amid concerns the Christchurch earthquake and deployment of troops into combat zones could cause the number of sufferers to soar.  It comes as the Defence Force releases figures showing an explosion …

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Oct 05

Promise of ongoing help to comrades of the fallen

By Audrey Young Email Audrey 5:30 AM Thursday Oct 4, 2012 Minister of Defence makes a secret visit to Afghanistan with NZ’s military chief Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman. Photo / Steven McNicholl Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says some comrades of the New Zealand troops killed in Afghanistan will need ongoing support when they get back …

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Oct 02

Urge to seek help for war and quake stress

Eighty-seven troops have been released from the Defence Force on mental health grounds in the past five years and a further 67 needed help after assisting in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake, new figures show. Defence Force chief Lieutenant General Rhys Jones has written to soldiers urging them to seek help for mental illnesses …

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Oct 02

Macho-man approach ‘hinders’ bid to help

By DANYA LEVY Bill Blaikie: Fighting back. A TOP-RANKING former soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder says New Zealand’s ‘‘macho man’’ attitude discourages people from seeking help. Lieutenant Colonel Bill Blaikie was the deputy director of intelligence for the combined forces in Afghanistan and was made a member of the Order of Merit in 2005. However, after …

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Sep 02

Australian Defence Force Mental Health Reform Program

The highest rated barrier to seeking help was concern that it would reduce deployability (36.9%). The most frequently perceived stigma for ADF members was that people would treat them differently if they sought care (27.6%), and that seeking care would harm their career (26.9%). Almost one in five personnel (17.9%) reported that they had sought help for a …

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