After the War
Surviving PTSD and Changing Mental Health Culture
by Stéphane Grenier
Pub Date 17 Feb 2018
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After serving in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide and civil war, Lieutenant Colonel Stéphane Grenier returned home haunted by his experiences. Facing post-traumatic stress disorder and an archaic establishment, he spent ten years confronting--and changing--the military mental health system from within.
Coining the term “Operational Stress Injury” to allow the military to see mental injury in the same light as a physical wound, he founded the Operational Stress Injury Social Support program that provides help for mentally injured soldiers and veterans.
Since retiring from the military in 2012, his ground breaking approach has been adopted by civilian society. Through his social enterprise Mental Health Innovations, Grenier delivers his direct “walk the talk” method to improve mental well being in government and business.
A Note From the Publisher
"Heartening... I congratulate this impetus." Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire, author of Shake Hands with the Devil
"When you take knowledge and you add humility, you get wisdom. If you then take that very wisdom and add it to compassion, you get love. In After the War, Stéphane Grenier's words about trauma, understanding, mental health, and post-traumatic growth are filled with such wisdom and love." - Robert J. Wicks, author of Night Call: Embracing Compassion and Hope in a Troubled World
"An unusual combination of unfathomable strength and raw vulnerability makes both Genier and his story fascinating." - Mary Ann Baynton, Program Director of the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace
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