The story of how Armed Forces Personnel survive their mental and physical injury after leaving the Armed Forces.
Courage after the Battle covers the unseen areas, from leaving the battlefield to leaving the armed forces, how these areas struggled for acknowledgement in the early years before WW1 and how they are still struggling today: the slippery slope to Drugs, Alcohol abuse, Homelessness, PTSD as well as other mental and physical injuries affecting the family unit.
The book contains details of charities and organisations that can give much-needed help as well as details of the pain, frustration and suffering that service personnel go through every day.
Eighty-five per cent of veterans think that, after serving their country, there is inadequate support; some feel completely forgotten, lost in the system that is Civvy Street.
Courage After The Battle provides details of help that is available, post injury and trauma, despite dogged pride and suffering in silence. It also shows how the family and spouse suffer alongside their loved ones and occasionally receive the brunt of frustration with the system.
A far cry from the public’s perception, it shows what can be the reality for service personnel that the public never see.
Available now to pre-order on Amazon, a worthwhile and interesting read.