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The Resource Better off dead : post-traumatic stress disorder and the Canadian Armed Forces, Fred Doucette

Better off dead : post-traumatic stress disorder and the Canadian Armed Forces, Fred Doucette

Label
Better off dead : post-traumatic stress disorder and the Canadian Armed Forces
Title
Better off dead
Title remainder
post-traumatic stress disorder and the Canadian Armed Forces
Statement of responsibility
Fred Doucette
Title variation
Post-traumatic stress disorder and the Canadian Armed Forces
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fred Doucette always wanted to be a soldier. In the 1960s he joined the Canadian Armed Forces and served in Cyprus in the 1970s and '80s and Bosnia in the 1990s. When he returned home to New Brunswick in 1999 after his last overseas tour, he was diagnosed with severe chronic post-traumatic stress disorder. Eventually released from the army, Fred found a position with the Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS) program, where he supported serving soldiers and veterans for ten years. Better Off Dead chronicles Fred's efforts in helping to rehabilitate and support soldiers and veterans suffering from what the military terms 'operational stress injuries.' We meet Ted, saved from a suicide attempt by a timely phone call; Bob, at wit's end and reluctantly seeking help to overcome severe PTSD; Roger, caught in a cycle of violence and drug and alcohol abuse; and Jane, diagnosed with PTSD after having been sexually assaulted while on a tour of duty in Afghanistan. These accounts are raw, desperate, and often angry, but as Doucette shows, there is hope and real progress for those able to obtain proper diagnosis and treatment. Includes a colour insert with 15 photos
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Midwest
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Doucette, Fred
Dewey number
616.85/212
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Doucette, Fred
  • War neuroses
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Veterans
  • Soldiers
  • Veterans
  • Soldiers
  • Medicine, Military
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Label
Better off dead : post-traumatic stress disorder and the Canadian Armed Forces, Fred Doucette
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11935933
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771083553
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11935933
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11935933
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Better off dead : post-traumatic stress disorder and the Canadian Armed Forces, Fred Doucette
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11935933
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771083553
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11935933
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11935933
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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