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TThe Ripple Effect of PTSD featuring Karen McLaren (Melzer, 2016)

Karen McLaren is married to veteran Richard McLaren and together they have spent the past twenty years learning about the war related injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Karen says she wouldn’t leave her husband had cancer and this was no different, they have been to hell and back but the main thing is they are back and they are proud they did this together.

Karen found writing poetry a form of therapy in her journey of understanding PTSD, and she shares her poem 'A Veteran's Wife' in her beautiful and moving film, The Ripple Effect of PTSD.