Wed 5 December 2018
According to a report released in June 2018 by the Australian Federal Police, between three to four million Australians live with, or have family affected by PTSD.
Dr Brian O'Toole is the Director of the Australian Vietnam Veterans Family Health Study, which was the first national epidemiological cohort study ever conducted in Australia of the post-war health of war veterans and their families.
In this interview as part of our Dad's Mental Health series Brian talks about the ways in which PTSD affects family life, and what can be done to treat and manage it.
For more information about PTSD and how to get treatment head to SANE Australia
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More from the Dad's Mental Health series
- Why we need to start talking about dad's mental health: Dr Catherine Wade
- Why are dads still struggling with postnatal depression: Associate Professor Richard Fletcher
- Why dads need to reconnect with their mates: Jeremy Macvean, The Movember Foundation
- When men struggle and women don't know what to do: Dr Elysia Thornton Benko
- The importance of good fathering role models: Dr Bruce Robinson, The Fathering Project
- Self-care for dads is not what you think: Psychologist Clive Williams
- How do we get new dads talking? Don't call it a "men's group": Grant Lyndon from Busy Dads
- Why kids and families are the real victims of PTSD
- Dads and PND: Why texting is part of the solution
- Why dads need their mates (and how we can help)
- 1 in 5 dads are anxious and depressed: How do we change that?
- The Fathering Project: "I wish someone had shown me how to be a good dad"
- Humans of New York dad's truth: "I just need a little space to be me"