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Army May 9, 2013
Record war memories
Post-traumatic stress disorder can strike at any time and having good records of incidents can aid recovery
AS A Vietnam vet and volunteer
advocate for the RSL in Perth I would
like to encourage service personnel
to start writing their stories from days
spent in any of the recent war zones.
We see a lot of news about post-
traumatic stress disorder, thanks to
Maj-Gen John Cantwell, but for some
people aspects of PTSD strike much
later in life.
If that happens people may be hard
pushed to remember what incidents
may have triggered it.
I'm sure a lot of Vietnam vets wish
they kept a diary on their 12-month
tours, especially later in life when
incidents get confused with dates/
times and maybe other incidents.
Also, one day when your
grandchildren ask what you did in the
war, you can allow them to read your
story and get the real picture. It will
To everyone who has done one or
more tours over the years, thanks.
9RAR Vietnam vet and former RSM 2 Cav
Director of Army Health Col Len Brennan
THANK you for your helpful sugges-
tion. One of Army's top priorities is
support to personnel with mental health
In October last year, we held our
first Annual Mental Health Day and the
focus of this day was educating people
about, and breaking the stigma
More recently, we have seen the
release of the PTSD Coach Australia --
a self-help mobile phone app available
via the App Store, Google Play, or the
At-Ease website at www.at-ease.dva.
gov.au (featured on page 26 of Army
February 28, 2013).
Recent British research with
veterans diagnosed with PTSD
indicated that in more than 90 per
cent of cases the symptoms of PTSD
first appeared within six months of
exposure to a trauma.
It is critical therefore to know the
signs and symptoms of PTSD as
treatment tends to be quicker and more
successful for people who seek
The following list of symptoms
are normal symptoms following a
traumatic event and in the majority of
cases they reduce in severity over time.
However, if they persist for more
than three to four weeks, you should
seek assistance from your Defence
Health Facility (call 1800 IMSICK
after hours), your local Mental
Health and Psychology Section, the
Mental Health All Hours Support
Line (1800 628 036) or, if you have
been deployed, Veterans and Veterans
Families Counselling Service on
1800 011 046, as it may indicate
adjustment difficulties or PTSD.
Re-experiencing the event, such as
having mental or visual images and/
or dreams about the event.
Intrusive thoughts about the event.
A desire to avoid anything attached
to the event, or avoiding thinking
and talking about the event.
Being unable to recall important
aspects of the traumatic event.
Feelings of panic or being highly
anxious, especially in situations that
are associated with or trigger memo-
ries of the event.
Feeling sad, tearful, hopeless or
depressed and wanting to be isolated
more than usual.
Feelings of guilt or anger.
Feeling unable to control moods,
Feeling like there has been a change
Drinking more alcohol, or misusing
Trouble concentrating, disorienta-
tion, and memory problems.
Having difficulties with relation-
Sleep disturbance, excessive alert-
ness, or being easily startled.
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