“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to one or more terrifying events that threatened or caused grave physical harm and/or loss of life.”
PTSD is becoming known as “The unseen injury” or more popular with our media “The ticking time bomb of military mental health”. A PTSD sufferer lives in his or her own private hell, constantly reliving the original incident(s). Their family can suffer “Vicarious Traumatisation”, just as the primary sufferer is living in their own private hell, it can also be impossible to live with that person. This can have devastating effects on the whole family. The families are often forgotten. Families will start to question whether they are doing the right thing and choose to put space between them and the primary sufferer. To see your loved one go out to a field of conflict and come back “a different person” can lead to all sorts of emotional strife.
Our objective is to help stop the devastation of PTSD from breaking down a family and help ALL the victims of PTSD.
If you feel you or your family are being affected by PTSD where do you go for help?
For immediate emergency assistance in the United Kingdom call 999 Help in fire, police, and medical emergencies
Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90 in the UK and Northern Ireland
Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines can offer expert advice.
Depression, anxiety, obsession and mental health
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927
Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.
CALM is The Campaign against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.
MDF: the bipolar organisation
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (24-hour helpline)
Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.
Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6pm-11pm)
SANEmail email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393
The Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for everyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544
Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141
Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)
Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247
Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)
Phone: 0845 769 7555
Phone: 0300 999 1212
Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Phone: 0845 300 0336
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0844 477 9400
Find your local helpline at:
Phone: 0845 30 30 900
Phone: 0845 634 1414
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0300 333 1111
Phone: 0808 800 2222
Phone: 0300 100 1234 (for information on their services)