Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Combat Stress (PTSD) - Do you really understand what it means?

In 'Merdeka' Alick struggles with the aftermath of a stressful patrol, not fully realising the emotional impact that it has had on him.  In the 1950's PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder) was not recognised the way that it is today and victims were expected to keep a stiff upper lip and soldier on.  Today there is excellent support available to UK veterans through the charity 'Combat Stress'.   Do you really understand what 'the enemy within' means to PTSD sufferers? The advert below shows a simulated flashback which some viewers may find disturbing.....

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