By Fred Doucette
Fred Doucette continuously desired to be a soldier. within the Nineteen Sixties he joined the Canadian military and served in Cyprus within the Seventies and ’80s and Bosnia within the Nineties. whilst he again domestic to New Brunswick in 1999 after his final abroad journey, he used to be clinically determined with critical persistent post-traumatic pressure affliction. ultimately published from the military, Fred discovered a place with the Operational pressure damage Social help (OSISS) application, the place he supported serving squaddies and veterans for ten years.
Better Off useless chronicles Fred’s efforts in assisting to rehabilitate and help infantrymen and veterans being affected by what the army phrases “operational rigidity injuries.” We meet Ted, kept from a suicide try out via a well timed cell name; Bob, at wit’s finish and reluctantly looking support to beat critical PTSD; Roger, stuck in a cycle of violence and drug and alcohol abuse; and Jane, clinically determined with PTSD after having been sexually assaulted whereas on a journey of accountability in Afghanistan. those money owed are uncooked, determined, and sometimes indignant, yet as Doucette indicates, there's desire and genuine development for these in a position to receive right prognosis and remedy. incorporates a color insert with 15 photos.
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