“If we can bring something new to offer our veterans that have basically sacrificed body and mind for our countries, that’s really our goal.”Author of the article:Sam Riches Publishing date:Feb 16, 2021 • February 16, 2021 • 5 minute read
Having spent more than 30 years as a medical officer and psychiatrist in the Canadian Armed Forces, including deployments in Rwanda and Afghanistan, Dr. Rakesh Jetly has both a personal and professional interest in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).20 facts you need to know about White Widow | Strain Facts
A chronic condition, PTSD is defined by the Canadian Mental Health Association as a mental illness that “involves exposure to trauma involving death or the threat of death, serious injury, or sexual violence.”
According to Veterans Affairs Canada, it is estimated that up to 10 per cent of war zone veterans — including war-service veterans and peacekeeping forces — will experience PTSD. There is not a clear explanation as to why some people are more affected than others.