The Veterans’ Hotwash

Serving members of Canada’s military are very familiar with the term hotwash. We decided it would be the perfect title for this new blog, aimed at addressing the big issues or concerns facing those still in uniform or just out of the military. We begin with a straight-forward question, posed to anyone—inside or outside the military—who would like to offer a comment or opinion.

The Veterans' Hotwash

What, in your view, is preventing the treatment of veterans with PTSD in Canada?

  The question is: What, in your view, is preventing the treatment of veterans with PTSD in Canada?  Retired Lieutenant-Colonel Chris Linford, author of the new book Warrior Rising: A Soldier’s Journey To PTSD And Back, leads off with what we hope will be a meaningful, online discussion, involving other veterans, their families, health care professionals and those conducting research on the topic. Here’s what Chris Linford had to say: “This is the million-dollar question as the government and Canadians at large thirst for an understanding of PTSD, and try to answer what is the right level of support needed for injured Canadian veterans. “The fact remains that it is often the veteran who is the major barrier to accessing clinical treatment! “From a personal perspecti...

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