Mans best friend is playing a pivotal role in helping PTSD sufferers deal with the illness of the new millennium that is not only affecting returned war vets. PTSD is now the scourge of front line staff in medical centres and hospitals, fire and emergency services ranks, schools and other professions in high-stress environments.
PTSD Australia have been rescuing shelter dogs, and training them as life-enhancing companion dogs for Emergency Services and Defence people living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) but have found that in recent times PTSD sufferers are coming to them from a whole different range of professions. They provide this free service to enhance the quality of life for the dogs and the scores of people that are falling prey to this illness, BUT they need help and donations.
You can find out more about the good work of the PTSD dogs at the Care Expo in Brisbane this Friday and Saturday. Go to www.careexpo.com.au for details. This is a FREE to attend event being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Southbank from the 4th-5th Ocotber 2019.