Book Review: Shell Shock: the Diary of Tommy Atkins by Neil Blower

Book Review: Shell Shock: the Diary of Tommy Atkins by Neil Blower

Shell Shock: the Diary of Tommy Atkins
By Neil Blower

Tommy Atkins, is a young man recently discharged from the British Army after 5 years of service including deployment toIraq. The story follows Tommy, his thoughts. experiences and his relationships starting from his discharge from the Army. It allows the reader to really get inside a returned serviceman’s head as he explores life in the civilian world post combat. Continue reading

FREE mental health resources

Posted on May 17, 2012

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Nigerian Tertiary Health Institutions Encouraged to Develop Occupational Therapists

In the news yesterday was a story from Africa where the Medical Director (Dr Rahman Lawal) of a Psychiatric Hospital in Lagos has stepped up and stated that “specialty of occupational therapy was not accorded its rightful position.” Continue reading

$6m to tackle indigenous suicides in Western Australia

The Australian government has pledged 6million dollars over four years in the Kimberly region of Western Australia, for community-based suicide prevention strategies with and initial outlay of 1.5mil.

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Postnatal Depression for Fathers??

A new study has revealed that fathers are equally as likely to experience postnatal depression as their partner during the first 12 months of their child’s life. It was found that fathers under the age of 30 were 40% more likely to get postnatal depression then fathers over 30.
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The Mental Health Battle after the War

A psychiatrist in Brisbane who specialises in military and veterans’ mental health has warned that Australia should expect that the suicide rate to dramatically increase in future years due to involvement in the war in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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