A must watch for veterans experiencing any kind of stress, irrespective of cause. If a former full colonel can, you can!

A must watch for veterans experiencing any kind of stress, irrespective of cause. If a former full colonel can, you can!

Former Colonel Philip Ingram’s Moment was the first indication of an illness that put paid to his career and nearly ended his life…

6 thoughts on “A must watch for veterans experiencing any kind of stress, irrespective of cause. If a former full colonel can, you can!

  1. Thanks for sharing this interview Graham. Very helpful in giving people an understanding of the vulnerabilities of servicemen who the public often assume are beyond emotional or psychological injury.

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      1. What struck me most was Philip’s account of the ‘help’ he was offered after he got out. The ‘poorly photocopied list of charities’ comment captures just how little real support is given to people who serve.

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      2. I believe it is getting better, not just as a result of public clamour, but because policy makers get both the moral and cost/benefit dimension far better now. It helps that veterans are among that number. Purely economically, it makes sense to prevent up front rather than pay more to put back together, plus better support is likely to lead to better recruiting at the front end. Win win for society as well as individuals.

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      3. Sadly, these human costs very often only attract a response from government when they are measured in economic costs. But even then it can take a helluva long time and a lot of suffering before that happens.

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      4. Yes. I have included the economic costs/benefits in this and wider writing with that intention. Hopefully, the many years and hundreds of thousands of word might have an impact sometime soon. We can live in hope!

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