Trauma takes many forms. Clearly, whilst on the battlefield, many of the armed forces face the possibility of serious physical injuries due to Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) which are designed to do as much damage as possible to the fragile human frame. These injuries can be devastating and it can take a long time to come to terms with the loss of limbs or extensive scarring, particularly in the Instagram world of today.
But trauma can manifest in other ways. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for instance…or PTSD as it is more commonly known. Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt and these emotions impact deeply on the veteran’s everyday life.
Here at Back on Track we assess all potential Beneficiaries to see how best to help them, it might be surgical intervention or a series of face-to-face sessions with qualified psychotherapists and over time it is wonderful to see how many of the Veterans begin to recover and blossom…and to get their lives back on track.