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Testimonies

I have tremendous respect for you, Jimmy – for your efforts and understanding of what we have survived as soldiers.

- US Special Forces veteran

The Guide is very informative, I related to it. Thanks for letting me open up. I find it helps knowing that someone else knows. It feels very scary reading the Guide and relating it to myself but you are a lifeline.

- Malaya and Northern Ireland veteran

Jimmy, I got more out of this book, than I did from all my ten years of therapy

- Northern Ireland veteran

Thanks, your Guide has opened my eyes to something even I dismissed before. I was so wrong and I realise now I’ve been suffering for years.

- Gulf War veteran

Many thanks for all you did for the young Para, Jimmy. He said, “It’s as if the guy can see inside my head.” That is what he said to me after he read your Survival Guide. Once again, my sincere thanks.

- A prison ‘listener’, referring to an Iraq war veteran on suicide watch

Watching one’s child suffering PTSD is a heartbreaking experience. It made me feel totally inadequate as a mother, as I could not take away the pain, fear, hurt, anger etc. of my child. I also believed this anger was directed at me personally and found it difficult to understand. The Survival Guide gave me, in words that I can understand, a greater knowledge of PTSD, showing me how to help myself deal with PTSD and therefore help and support my child.

- Mother of a sufferer of PTSD

I felt your experiences as if my own, as I had a career as an Infantry Officer in the Punjab Regiment and fought a messy war in 1971 with India. I spent two years in captivity as a POW and your Guide has enormously helped me.

- Veteran captain, Pakistan Army

thank you Jimmy we are delighted to accept this book and add it to our library.

- Imperial War Museum

The Veterans' Survival Guide Chapter List

Chapter List of The Veterans' Survival GuideTestimonies

Foreword by General the Lord Dannatt

Introduction

Chapter 1: Hidden Wounds

Chapter 2: Traumatic Incidents

Chapter 3: The Homecoming

Chapter 4: A Grim Legacy

Chapter 5: Suicide

Chapter 6: Diagnosis

Chapter 7: Counselling Veterans

Conclusion

Questionnaires for Veterans and Their Families

Further Information and Support

 
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