Case studies

Hear our veterans' stories:

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    Bell reconnects after trauma

    I was 19 when I joined up. Dad said, ‘Don’t join the army, that’s crazy. What about the wars?’ And I said, ‘Australia hasn’t gone anywhere since Vietnam, don’t worry about it.’ Six months later I was in East Timor.
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    Dan gets help for a drug problem

    A training accident and medical discharge were the catalyst for Dan's drug use. Talking to a counsellor was the first step to recovery.
  • Dave's transition to civilian life

    After a tough start, Dave reflects on his life as an Indigenous Vietnam veteran, serving proudly in the Navy, transitioning to civilian life and raising a family in the suburbs of Sydney.
  • Dennis gets on the road again

    In early 2008, I was diagnosed with a very serious illness called Group A Streptococcus (GAS) Toxic Shock Syndrome Multi-organ Failure in which I was given a 10% survival rate.
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    Jack manages his social anxiety

    A case study about social anxiety disorder in an ex-serving member of the Australian Defence Force.
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    Jane 'takes the lid off' PTSD

    When Jane met her husband Ben, a Rwanda and East Timor veteran, he was extroverted, got along with everybody and liked going out. Now he won’t leave the house and Jane can’t think of the last time they had people over.