There is help for veterans and their families - you just have to be ready to take it. PTSD is not the end.
Russell Wright served two full tours of duty in Northern Ireland during the many years of ‘the troubles’, but stresses his book is not the record of a hero and that this is not a blood and guts story.
He was psychologically affected by the violence he witnessed at close quarters over a prolonged period and tells how his heavy drinking got out of control as he tried to cope with PTSD (Post Trauma Stress Disorder) and later when he had to re-adjust to life as a ‘civvy’.
There are many families of serviceman and veterans who suffer the anxiety of living with someone who suffers with PTSD and he shows there is help there for those veterans and their families.