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Testimonies

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

My congratulations on the Survival Guide. I think it is quite outstanding, and for my welfare and clinical staff a really helpful insight into many of the things that they encounter as they go about their work. I will commend this work to anyone who shows more than a passing concern in the issues that you raise.

- Commodore Toby Elliott, Chief Executive Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society (Combat Stress)

Thanks. For once there is light at the end of the tunnel, yours is an outstanding and worthy cause, well done

- Northern Ireland veteran

When I read the Guide I started to cry, I could relate to it so much it was unreal. If I had been given this Guide on leaving the Army it would have helped me a lot and also helped my family spot the change in me.

- Afghanistan 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

The Survival Guide blew me out of the water.

- Brigadier (retired), Special Air Service (SAS)

The Guide made me cry and I do have a lot of the problems that are in it. I was amazed at how the Guide is me and my ex-wife said the same. It is appreciated, thank you.

- Northern Ireland and Gulf War veteran

A magnum opus

- Major General Dr R. Short, Director General British Army Medical Services 1996–1999

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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