After the War: Surviving PTSD and Changing Mental Health Culture

Category: Book
By (author): Grenier, Stephane
By (author): Montgomery, Adam
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  HEALTH & FITNESS / Work-Related Health
  NON-FICTION / Canadian
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Published: February 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 275
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*After serving in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide and civil war, Lieutenant Colonel Stéphane Grenier returned to Canada 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, Grenier 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 groundbreaking approach has been adopted by civilian society. Working with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, he founded Mental Health Innovations, which delivers Grenier's direct "walk the talk" method to improve mental well being in government and business.
From The Publisher*A veteran Canadian peacekeeper who served in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, Stéphane Grenier shares his journey to changing how workplaces deal with mental health.
From The Publisher*The story of one man's journey from idealistic youth to hardened veteran, Lieutenant-Colonel Stéphane Grenier returned to Canada from Rwanda haunted by his experiences. Facing post-traumatic stress disorder and an archaic military medical establishment, he spent ten years confronting its approach to the mental health system.  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. Working with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, he founded Mental Health Innovations, which delivers Grenier's direct "walk the talk" method to improve mental well being in government and business.
Biographical NoteStéphane Grenier is a veteran of the Canadian Military who retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. The recipient of a Meritorious Service Cross by the Governor General, he was recently awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Guelph.

Adam Montgomery, PhD, is an historian of medicine and military history and the author of The Invisible Injured.