The Canadian military who served in Afghanistan suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI) as Invictus Games competitors prefer to call it, at almost twice the rate of the rest of the Canadian population. The problem is beyond serious.
In this episode, Colonel Rakesh Jetly, a psychiatrist with the Canadian Armed Forces and mental health advisor to the surgeon general, discusses the challenges of coping with and treating mental health issues for active and retired members of the Canadian military family.
Colonel Jetly is a well-known international speaker and the author of numerous articles on the subject of mental health. His professional, knowledgeable, and empathetic approach to mental health comes through loud and clear in this podcast conversation. He also holds the title of Mental Health Advisor to the Canadian Armed Forces.
Podcast transcript available for download.