You can live with PTSD

In 2011 I left the NSW Police Force after nearly 23 years of Operational Experience. Most of my time in the force I loved, but there were testing and trying times. Dealing with death and the worst in people just gets to you after a while. In 2011 I decided that I had had enough and took a medical discharge.

In the last few years I have worked very hard to come to terms with this illness. I found this a massive challenge but I was not about to spend the rest of my life curled up in bed feeling sorry for myself. I think in some way it is a lot like giving up smoking, you have to WANT to get better. I have many friends who have let the illness define them. I was not going to let that happen to me.
My 9 Year old son was my big WHY.11193337_893369584038177_2221160312904728443_n

In the last two years I have lost 46kgs, established and grown a successful business, and walked the Kokoda Track with NSW Police Legacy.

Some people only see the result and I have been accused of faking my illness, but they have not seen the hard work, struggle and often failures that I have gone through.

I am now committed to helping others who suffer from PTSD to show them that you can survive and move on with your life. I am no Psychologist or expert just an example of what can be achieved if you want to succeed.

Here is my video of the 22 Day Push Up Challenge, and MY WHY.

 

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