Discussion in 'Charities and Welfare' started by INV1CTUS, Jan 13, 2005.

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  1. I need some advice. I've just come back from a hot sandy place, where I saw a lot of action with SF. I thought I could handle it, but I can't. My life is falling apart around me. I keep seeing the dead in my office - their eyes are silently blaming me for the horrors I have visited on them.

    Other symptoms include extreme irritability, telephone phobia, night terrors, recurring flashbacks and nausea. In extreme cases I have suffered from hallucinations involving my mother screaming at me from the end of a long dry hallway.

    Is there anyone on ARRSE who can help?
  2. Personally I think PTSD is a lot of over-hyped BS, and most of the homeless maggots hanging around London claiming to be ex-squaddies are chancers and liars. Read 'Stolen Valor' by BJ Birkett to discover how he has debunked thousands of these frauds in the US. If you're after a handout, you've come to the wrong place.
  3. chin up perkins lad.
  4. Firstly ,

    Invictus, please refer to the thread sticky in Current Affairs, we do have a resident specialist who will talk to you in confidence.

    Secondly, ChickenPunk , I undertand your reaction, but a quick check reveals Invictus is NOT a journo , and is, judging from where he is posting , very genuine indeed. Therefore your remarks are a bit strong.

    Chin up Invictus, you'll get more support than slagging.



    Edit - Invictus, you're about to have someone with "SigniFicant Military Experience" PM you for a quick chat. :D
  5. Are you BB?
  6. I have every sympathy if this guy is suffering - mental anguish is the worst - no visible scars, does it mean you are weak? So much self-doubt.

    However, SF normal next step is to write a book about it!
  7. Yeah and I have seen plenty of genuine cases, so leave it out and give the guy a chance.
  8. Purple_Flash

    Purple_Flash LE Moderator

    Chikenpunk: In, Neck, Your, Wind. Put these words into the proper order. This board is not for slagging off people who may have problems, it for trying to help them. If you can't at least try to be helpful your posts will be deleted.
  9. Ignore the post above.
  10. Poke off, worthingwitch AKA Airbornesister AKA lady landy etc etc..
  11. PTSD is extremely real, and there are hundreds of ex squads homeless on the Streets. Ask the staff of Shelter or Combat Stress why they are so busy !

    Chickenpunk, just because you havent come across them, that doesnt mean its not a very real condition.
    For the past 3 years ive worked with guy's that served in NI, that suffer with PTSD, just be glad you dont know more about it.
    Invictus, if you need any help, shout.
  12. What are your qualifications to help or advise PTSD sufferers R_T_G?
  13. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Invictus, if you have any questions regarding help for PTSD sufferers please contact the site admin as they have real contacts with people who are qualified to provide assistance.

    R_T_G may or may not be for real, but as you've probably noticed we have had problems with Jeannie of Worthing who is herself in dire need of psycological treatment.