The Battle Scars of Life
J. Francois Barnard – 6 October 2016
Life is not perfect. We all incur damage some or other time. But there are those times when more damage is done than normal.
Like in times of war.
Today we have the luxury of having a lot more knowledge about damage, about therapy, and what wellness should look like. World War I and II veterans never heard the term “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.” There were therapists, but no one specialized in Traumatology. My generation of South African men has been exposed to the South African Bush War. Many returned with experiences, but not with the vocabulary to describe it.