Tag Archives: afghanistan

Yorkton welcomes The Rolling Barrage 2021 (feat. 'Their Sacrifice' by Jason Cull)

On August 14th, I was honoured to once again welcome The Rolling Barrage to Yorkton. The Rolling Barrage’s mission to generate awareness, raise funds and enable therapeutic support for individuals and their families who are suffering from the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD takes an enormous toll on our Veterans and first… Read More »

Gold Star mother mourns all over again as Taliban takes over Afghanistan

Gold star mother Annette Kirk has spent the last 11 years healing after her son Paul was killed in Afghanistan. But with the fall of Afghanistan’s capital within days, Kirk says, that old grief flooded back. “It brought back that raw emotion, it was opening all of those old wounds,” she continued. “And a lot… Read More »

Veterans voice concerns over US withdrawal from Afghanistan

U.S. service members who fought in Afghanistan are voicing their concerns over the American withdrawal, some questioning what their sacrifice was for. Service members who were deployed to Afghanistan have a range of emotions. Some said family members lived with the deaths, the injuries and taking care of the home front while the soldiers were… Read More »

A Soldier Fighting PTSD: My Brother Took His Own Life

17% of former frontline soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from probable PTSD. Through personal videos, voice notes, interviews and letters, this film reveals Kevin Williams’ private battle mental health. You can watch the full documentary PTSD: The War In My Head on the BBC Three iPlayer page here: If you or someone you… Read More »

Fight or flight: the veterans at war with PTSD

One hundred years on from the end of the first world war, a group of veterans in Dorset are torn between their pride in their military careers and their anger over the lack of psychological support provided to them by the Ministry of Defence. With many feeling abandoned and left to battle significant mental health… Read More »