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Brisbane Family Find A Silver Lining In Their Experience

This Saturday is the 11th November, Remembrance Day. At 11am we remember our fallen men and women who gave their lives for our country.

But what about those servicemen and women, who return from battle and face serious physical and psychological challenges to fit back in society?

Part Three of Bianca and Emma’s chat continues.

After Brock was diagnosed with PTSD, Emma felt a sense of relief now knowing that there were now options for what they were going through.

The couple and their daughter lived in a house that was quite isolated and the drive to the appointments was at least 2-3 hours each way.

For someone with severe anxiety, depression and PTSD, it was a traumatic experience – particularly because Brock couldn’t drive himself due to all of the medication he was on.

The difference in Brock has been heartbreaking since coming back from deployment, especially for the couple’s little girl.

“You see him not having a great day and he does his best to make sure that it doesn’t affect her,” Emma said. “Even though it’s eating him inside. It’s amazing watching them together because he has to search really hard to find just to keep her happy because her Dad having PTSD has been her life.”

“We try to make her life as normal as possible in amongst the appointments and the bad days.”

Although their experience has been stressful, Emma believes their path has changed for a reason.

She can now help others who may be experiencing the same thing as her family.

“I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy, but it’s something that if that’s what your dealt, you have to find the positive in it.”

Hear the Part Three of Bianca’s chat with Emma below!

Mates For Mates play a vital role in helping “our mates” and their families to work through the many challenges they may be facing.

For more information or to donate to Mates4Mates, click here.

READ THE REST OF THEIR STORY HERE: Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5

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