The Ripple Effect of PTSD featuring Naomi Enchong’ (Melzer, 2016)
In 2001, Naomi Enchong’s husband Rwandan veteran John Enchong was diagnosed with PTSD and medically discharged on TPI (totally and permanently incapacitated). Naomi openly talks about the impact of PTSD on their lives and how she had no idea how bad things were when John tried to commit suicide, she knew they were bad but not that bad. Naomi believes it is vital to talk about suicide and not stay silent.
Naomi and John are passionate about raising awareness of PTSD and mental health issues because they have seen too many people they loved take their own lives due to PTSD. Naomi's emotional personal story offers hope and inspiration and their key message is ‘PTSD does not have to be a death sentence’.