Trauma Risk Management (TRiM)
Personnel exposed to the operational environment will experience stress to a greater or lesser degree. This is quite normal but only a small number will suffer from stress that leads to mental health issues. Further to that, only a small percentage will encounter Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Soldiers run the risk of operational stress through the pressure of deployment and their possible exposure to extremely traumatic situations and events. It is Army policy that mental health issues be properly recognised and treated, and that all efforts are made to reduce the stigma associated with them.
Here are some steps to recovery: