Comments & Reviews
intriguing insight into the world of PTSD ...the book is
a an eye-opener into the culture of the working population in
general, the misconceptions and lack of insight and support
for persons suffering from this debilitating disorder....well
Graham Andrew, Amazon US,
book compels you to read on, I always thought it was one of
those imagined illnesses, could not happen to me... how wrong
can you be! John Ting HKPD, Hong Kong
want to congratulate you on your book. I could not put it
down. I found your writing style compelling and honest. Thank
for opening up your world to the world. Could not put
your book down. As I came to the final pages, I kept thinking,
there's not enough pages left for this story to end. ...
I recommend your book highly... I am proud you served us,
and thank you. How do we know, until we are tested, how
we will react? .... The
first thing we do when in trouble is call emergency!
found the book confronting ...and it opened my eyes to the
things people in the front line of emergency services
experience. The book highlighted the stress the police are
faced with as part of their everyday working life and how they
deal with it.... I enjoyed reading it and you should be
proud of what you have done. Dave Porteus, DFP Solutions
was a really good read once I got my head around it... Wow I
have just walked a mile in your shoes and have found a new
respect for our police force and the emergency services, I don't
know how you got through it as well as you did... Hope I get
to read a sequel one day.
WHERE THE PAST CONTROLS TODAY!
Based on real life events, this is a story of several officers and their very personal struggle with
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
These officers share a bond, not only with each other, but with every
officer… in police and emergency services anywhere in the world.
Many police use humour to deflect the reality of the
horrors they face daily. It is a defence mechanism. When overheard by outsiders, this black humour often
tends to portray police as hard and callous...Without feeling. Uncaring. Lacking
empathy. .. and inhuman.
Before you judge, pull on that uniform, place that cap
proudly upon your head and tighten the gun belt around your waist. Slip on a bullet proof vest then walk where you fear to go. Now you can judge ... you might find them just like YOU!
Even today anyone diagnosed with a mental illness is
labelled and shunned. Some do their best to discard them like a
worn item of clothing while even experts debate the reality of
Come, take a walk in the shoes of those who suffer it the most... follow a day in their lives and the next thirteen and a half hours will seem like a lifetime.
Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a genuine psychological illness or a weakness?
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Published 24 March 2013
ISBN 978 1481967556
RELEASED JULY 2013
6x9 US Trade Paperback
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