For many military personnel, leaving a war-zone and all its horrors doesn’t mean they can forget about their experiences and simply slot back into their old lives.
It’s called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – or PTSD for short – and there’s no known cure.
However, a new program providing sufferers with a dog, rescued from a pound and then retrained to support them at critical moments is making a world of difference... although more dogs and volunteer trainers are greatly needed.
Project coordinator and dog trainer Steve Austin explains.
You can get in touch with Steve Austin's PTSD Program here!