This week I attended a conference given by the charity Resolution on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for traumatised members of the armed forces returning from war zones such as Afghanistan or Bosnia with flashbacks, nightmares and depression.
They got that way by fighting for our freedom and risking their lives for us. Do they get the understanding or respect that they are entitled to expect?
They are often angry, leading to violence, alcoholism or drug abuse.
Neither Families nor the public nor the courts, nor social services understand.
Today, 20,000 ex-servicemen are either in jail or on probation.
Over 300 Falklands veterans have committed suicide; (which is more than were killed in the fighting in 1982).
One in four homeless people is a former member of the armed services.
Human Givens Therapy can help these people. Through a Reg’d Charity called ‘Resolution’ there is FREE effective treatment for veterans and their families.
It is a treatment that does not require the traumatised person to recount their traumas so they don’t have to talk about their experiences in order to get over them.
Do you know anyone whose family have been traumatised by war, however long ago?
Tell them they don’t have to wait to feel better, they can see for FREE a Human Givens Therapist, such as me, Carole Nyman or they can call Resolution. See the website http://www.ptsdresolution.org/index.html .
The treatment is a form of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which is approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).