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Prisoner of war: PTSD and the personal battle

October 2nd, 2008 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Prisoner of war: PTSD and the personal battle)

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picture 007Rick joined the Canadian army right out of high school. He was a dad at age 19 and a paratrooper at 20. He served with the coalition forces during Gulf War I in Kuwait and was a veteran of war by the time he turned 21.

But “something was wrong” shortly after his return from Kuwait. For over a decade, Rick suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and its destructive effects on his life. Then, he heard a story. (more…)