Why does PTSD still have a stigma in the Army?? Why can victims not receive correct disability??

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Dinger Bell 821 EOD by any chance lost legs and fingers in an IED in Afghanistan??
You a Sapper? I met a few R.E blokes with PTSD from Bosnia and they were definitely left out to dry by the Army.
 

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@ the OP, correct me if I'm wrong, but you're on 20% WPS, therefore the traumatic events occurred before 2005.

So for at least 6 years you carried on working, taking a wage and I'm guessing you were promoted in that period - where was the disability then?

It's not like you've lost limbs and can't actually do certain work. 20% is more than fair, you've got to crack on and learn to live with it. Being arsey at work is a reflection of your personality, not PTSD.
Yes you have suffered a life changing injury which i have nothing but respect for you and the way you crack on with things, but others are allowed to have injuries too.

I have no idea what you are going through as you have no idea what this guy is going through - have some respect and support your fellow service personnel.
 
#27
How is life dinger??
To be honest, life isn't so bad. I don't suffer PTSD, or at least I don't think so. I've had some down times, but recognised the danger symptoms and gone on to do something about it.

There's lots of help out there for both physical and mental sufferers, try and find your thing and be as positive as you can. I know that may be hard, but it's the only way ahead.

2009 I was hit, been in rehab since. Although the last three years have been shit due to surgery that hasn't gone as well as expected - not anyone's fault, just a fact of life when the surgeon has to deal with a fücked up body like mine. He got there in the end, but now I've got to go back to Headley, terribly unfit and terribly overweight, but that's my fault and I've got to face that challenge.
 
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Yes you have suffered a life changing injury which i have nothing but respect for you and the way you crack on with things, but others are allowed to have injuries too.

I have no idea what you are going through as you have no idea what this guy is going through - have some respect and support your fellow service personnel.
I never said they aren't.

Where do you think I'm not supporting him? I wish to know what he thinks his injuries should be worth, it's clearly unresolved in his head, with a bit of discussion it might help.

I'm not going to do the 'there, there, now, now' especially to an ex WO1, it's patronising, he wouldn't appreciate it and it gets no one no where.

Next time why don't you wait and see how things pan out.

You don't see me jumping in with both feet!
 
#32
So for at least 6 years you carried on working, taking a wage and I'm guessing you were promoted in that period - where was the disability then?
You have no idea what was happening or how they were coping.

It's not like you've lost limbs and can't actually do certain work. 20% is more than fair, you've got to crack on and learn to live with it.
So you are basically telling them to man up and dry their eyes? They shouldn't be in this position in the first place and if we offered the correct level of support things may or may not have turned out better - albeit we are progressing and the stigma of Mental Health is certainly not as bad as it once was.

And why is 20% more than fair? In your opinion? It isn't enough in mine.

Being arsey at work is a reflection of your personality, not PTSD.
Absolutely ridiculous ill informed opinion.

Are you serious? And you think these comments are supportive?

You have issues, i get that, but so can others. It's been a little while since your incident, why not use your experiences to guide others?

As a wise, wise man once said:

"with great responsibility comes great power" - use your powers for good Dinger.
 
#33
Because for every genuine case, there are about 100 people using it to bigtime or excuse their various life failures.
You've seen the H4H band of brothers Facebook page then.
 
#34
To be honest, life isn't so bad. I don't suffer PTSD, or at least I don't think so. I've had some down times, but recognised the danger symptoms and gone on to do something about it.

There's lots of help out there for both physical and mental sufferers, try and find your thing and be as positive as you can. I know that may be hard, but it's the only way ahead.

2009 I was hit, been in rehab since. Although the last three years have been shit due to surgery that hasn't gone as well as expected - not anyone's fault, just a fact of life when the surgeon has to deal with a fücked up body like mine. He got there in the end, but now I've got to go back to Headley, terribly unfit and terribly overweight, but that's my fault and I've got to face that challenge.
Dingerr - what a refreshing post! As a matelot, all nice and safe in a sleek black messenger of death, I can only imagine what you chaps (in general) and you in particular went through. Kudos, or as we say, BZ.

I have a Godson, still serving, who did 3 tours of Afghanistan. He is PTSDd up the Ying Yang, but is getting no support and I/we fear for his long term health. Regularly wakes up screaming and hitting out wildly - so we hear. He sees it as a weakness, as does his outfit and so he will not seek help.



Now, lay off the pies and get back to phys you fat git.
 
#35
You have no idea what was happening or how they were coping.



So you are basically telling them to man up and dry their eyes? They shouldn't be in this position in the first place and if we offered the correct level of support things may or may not have turned out better - albeit we are progressing and the stigma of Mental Health is certainly not as bad as it once was.

And why is 20% more than fair? In your opinion? It isn't enough in mine.



Absolutely ridiculous ill informed opinion.

Are you serious? And you think these comments are supportive?

You have issues, i get that, but so can others. It's been a little while since your incident, why not use your experiences to guide others?

As a wise, wise man once said:

"with great responsibility comes great power" - use your powers for good Dinger.
Are you having a Giraffe? Not only are you an ignorant git, you're a patronising cünt.

Do you have any military experience? Your oversensitivity indicates not.
 
#36
All you're doing is coming across as angry and bitter, which you have every right to be - but your muckers aren't at fault, those in the Ivory Towers who sent us out there are.

I'll leave this thread now as it's now devolved into something that also isn't helping the OP.

Good luck with your recovery bud - both of you.
 
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Dingerr - what a refreshing post! As a matelot, all nice and safe in a sleek black messenger of death, I can only imagine what you chaps (in general) and you in particular went through. Kudos, or as we say, BZ.

I have a Godson, still serving, who did 3 tours of Afghanistan. He is PTSDd up the Ying Yang, but is getting no support and I/we fear for his long term health. Regularly wakes up screaming and hitting out wildly - so we hear. He sees it as a weakness, as does his outfit and so he will not seek help.



Now, lay off the pies and get back to phys you fat git.
There is help out there, but you've got to go looking, just try everything on offer, something will kick in.

It's not a weakness, it's a strength to recognise an issue within yourself and try to address the problem.

Ultimately he will only be doing different activities, motor racing, AT, sailing, acting - there's no sitting around singing Kumbaya
 
#38
@brummieboy1,
Any chance you could explain which bit of my post desrved a SABC?
 
#39
You cannot see it and seeing is believing. Civis hate soldiers. Never expect them to like you ever and youll be ok.
 

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