Tag Archives: shell shock

Level Black – PTSD and the War at Home

This is the true story of SSG Billy Caviness and his ongoing fight with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Billy received severe injuries after he was hit by a mortar at Combat Outpost Honaker Miracle, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. After the attack Billy has struggled with severe PTSD. In this story Billy and his wife Tina talk… Read More »

Coming Home, Punching Out – PTSD Short movie

A short film about the lurking danger from post traumatic stress disorder. We made it in about 20 mins ‘Dogme’ style using a camera of a friend that he wanted to test. Turns out the footage didn’t transfer to FCP very well! Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome – This is a ticking time bomb. We send… Read More »

Peter Vandever : Beast within

Peter Vandever for the first time opens up about his battle with the beast with. Peter Vandever is a blogger, vlogger, author and just a great guy. He tries to post at least 3-4 videos a week about his life. You can find out more about what is up to at his websites that he… Read More »

PTSD Action Man // Action Man: Battlefield Casualties

A Veterans For Peace UK Film challenging the British Army’s policy of recruiting 16 year olds into the most dangerous army jobs. More details at www.battlefieldcasualties.co.uk Director: Price James Writer: Darren Cullen Based on Original Artwork by Darren Cullen Featuring Matt Berry Executive Producer: Alex Chamberlain Producer: Micki Pearlman Director of Photography: John Miguel King… Read More »

1914-1918 (Shell Shock or the ancestor of PTSD)

Shell shock was the reaction of soldiers in World War I to the trauma of battle. It has been described as a reaction to the intensity of the bombardment and fighting that produced a helplessness appearing variously as panic, or flight, an inability to reason, sleep, walk or talk. “Simply put, after even the most… Read More »

‘Shell shock’ v’s ‘post-traumatic stress disorder’

Why is it that shell shock was once a major problem for soldiers and yet is never seen today? What has this got to do with post-traumatic stress disorder – a prominent problem in modern warfare and yet unheard of 100 years ago? Professor Simon Wessely of the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, explains… Read More »