I am over it. Really over it.
This could be seen as a rant and perhaps it is but it is a medical issue
and one that is so misunderstood and stigmatised. PTSD.
How dare anyone look down their nose at the homeless guy! Who is that guy? Well, he was a Fireman/Soldier who saved someone's ass and saw things
that you could not or would not want to ever see... and now... he has lost his job, his esteem and is considered 'one of those'
with the PTSD
lurgy. I am pretty sure, the Fireman/Soldier would like his former life back.
How dare anyone look down at the woman who is now living a questionable life! Who is that woman? Well, that woman worked at Australia Post and a
loser held the post office up and she had a gun held to her head whilst she put the money in the bag. She lost her Husband, her Son and her life is
in ruins. I am pretty sure, the Teller would like her life back too.
And what about the Soldiers who keep you safe so you can sleep at night?
Gillard contronted by Soldier with PTSD
"Now what is your plan... for the return guys that are coming with those problems? Because they are going to come back and things are going to be
different for them."
They risk their lives and return home and there is no support; imo anyone who doesn't cope is 'held in contempt'... like oh we have one that
can't cope with reality
[sic] and that makes me furious!! %$#@
What about the Emergency workers? Ambo's, Police, Doctors and Nurses?
It is so terrible that these People are helping others, then when their brain hits 'maximum threshold' and breaks down... and they cannot do 'the
job' anymore...and end up on welfare and faced with not only the loss of their former life but the stigma of the dreaded lurgy.
Where is the respect and appreciation?
PTSD is a huge issue and it can affect People from all walks of life. If it strikes you down...I hope society treats you kindly. Attitudes need to