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The Army of Angels: War wounds aren’t necessarily physical, Health

The Army of Angels: War wounds aren’t necessarily physical

My name is Stephen Valentine and I was born in November 1969. At the age of 18, I decided to enlist in the British Army as a driver in the Royal Corps of Transport (RCT). I completed my basic training in February 1988 and was then posted to eight Squadron, 27 Regiment RCT, at Buller Barracks in Aldershot.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 18 December 2012 at 4:21 pm

It’s time to make a fuss about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Health

It’s time to make a fuss about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The British often make a fuss about nothing, and sometimes we’re afraid people will think that’s what we’re doing, but conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can legitimately command our sympathy.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 30 July 2012 at 12:00 am

PTSD: The pain of reliving trauma years after the event, Health

PTSD: The pain of reliving trauma years after the event

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with soldiers traumatised by war, but civilians also live with this harrowing mental condition.

By | Health, Notebook | Thursday, 29 March 2012 at 4:00 am

Ken Loach: why torture is never justifiable, Film

Ken Loach: why torture is never justifiable

Route Irish tells the story of Fergus (Mark Womack), a private security contractor who sets out to investigate the real reason behind his friend’s death in Iraq. A bleak tale, with some hard-hitting messages about the moral and political corruption in Iraq, director Ken Loach and Mark Womack speak about why torture is never justified and the implications of untreated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

By | Film | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 6:00 am

Returning to life after war, Notebook

Returning to life after war

Interviews with director Brian Welsh and actress Joanne Froggatt on the release of ‘In Our Name’. The film follows Suzy, a British soldier struggling to fit into into civilian life after fighting in Iraq, haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an Iraqi child.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 8 December 2010 at 4:05 pm

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