BBC News reports that the number of troops contacting Combat Stress "has increased by "53%" over the past three years and troops in Afghanistan may be up nine times more likely to contract PTSD". Trauma Risk Management or "TRiM" is also mentioned, "preparing troops for mental trauma and spotting the signs of PTSD "earlier". http://www.marchonstress.com/what-is-trim.aspx quote: "TRiM is a âNICE-compliantâ model of peer group traumatic stress management. Although it began as a combat stress protocol within the UKâs Royal Marines, many other non-military organisations are now using it, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; the BBC and a number of police and ambulance services. The model bases itself on keeping employees functioning after traumatic events, by providing support and education to those who require it. Additionally, TRiM aims to identify those who are not coping after potentially traumatising events and it is designed to ensure that they are signposted to professional sources of help. In essence, TRiM aims to empower organisations to discharge their duty of care whilst promoting a pro-active and resilient stance to the effects of potentially traumatic events." "In essence, TRiM aims to empower organisations to discharge their duty of care whilst promoting a pro-active and resilient stance to the effects of potentially traumatic events".....One of the paragraphs containing less clinical and management gobbledygook. About time too, because we've seen the consequences for health, family and stability, if people don't get support before, during, and after events. However; people suffering with distress and mental health problems are still due a legal duty of care, and without the dismissive claim that PTSD "started somewhere in childhood" and dumbing PTSD down to a level with civpop events. Anyone have more gen up on "TRiM" ?