Why PTSD?

Research by the mental health charity Mind has shown that people working in the emergency (”blue light’) services are more likely to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than the rest of the population.1 Perhaps this is hardly surprising bearing in mind the types of situations and sights that …

Mental health and the military

Although most people probably associate psychological problems amongst the military with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those serving in the forces can suffer from a whole range of problems including anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, psychotic illnesses, and relationship problems.  And it is not only about currently serving personnel, …

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

In March 2012 ITV ran a series of news features about the ‘Forgotten Fallen’.1  These are serving soldiers and combat veterans who, at some point in their lives, have suffered badly from a range of psychological problems, leading in extreme cases to suicide.  Although different people have suffered in different …