Warrior Rising by Lcol Chris LinfordWarrior Rising by Lcol Chris Linford

Warrior Rising

byLcol Chris Linford

Paperback | July 3, 2013

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Warrior Rising is a very personal and inspirational story of LCol Chris Linford's road to a diagnosis of PTSD after three operational deployments to the Gulf War, Rwanda, and Kandahar, Afghanistan. He recounts his associated war stories, but it was the traumas that impacted him so dramatically leading him to what he describes as the very edge of his personal and professional competence. Finally years later and after months of effective treatment he discovered new ways to improve his health further and has since become involved in peer counselling and ongoing support to veterans who need assistance. LCol Linford remains disappointed that PTSD is still being kept in the shadows worsening the stigma surrounding it; it's time to talk about the eight hundred pound elephant in the room! LCol Linford through this book addresses that elephant.A portion of the proceeds of sales from this book will be donated to the Veterans Transition Program.aWarriorRising.com
Title:Warrior RisingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.77 inPublished:July 3, 2013Publisher:FriesenPressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1460219937

ISBN - 13:9781460219935

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great journey An amazingly personal account of struggling with PTSD and trying to overcome it. Written from the heart. Some stories are difficult to get through and may trigger you, but this man is doing a great thing to help relieve some of the stigma directed at PTSD sufferers. Highly recommend this even for family and friends to read to get a better understanding.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Soldier's Tale I read this book for my Toastmaster Book Club. Everyone has a story to tell. Some people have a story to tell. Some don't want to tell it. Some don't know how to tell it. Some can tell it. Then there are people who have a story that has to be told and can tell it. That is the case here LtCol Chris Linford has an incredibel story to tell. He tells of his early experience in cadets. Then on to nursing school which leads to a career in the Canadian military as a nurse. He is sent on some important missions in Rwanda, Persian Gulf and Afghanistan. These mission take their toll on him as he starts to suffer from PTSD (post tramatic stress disorder). This is the story of what happen to him, what he did to get treated and his recovery. I enjoy reading the stories of individual soldiers from the wars. This give you a sense of how the war really was. From a Army nurse point of view, we see the end results of conflict. The wounded soliers. That would take a toll on anyone. This was an important book. It helped the author come to tersm with his own disorder. It will help other that might be suffering from PTSD. It will start to educate the public on what our soldiers went through and that the was may never end. I will admit that there were times I found the book hard to read. It may not be for squimish. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it.
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warrior Rising Great read. I hope this heart string tugging tale of sad circumstance faced by so many of out veterans helps bring light and hope. I myself served the country on deployment to Afghanistan and could relate to some of the feelings and circumstances faced by the author. I am so very proud of the efforts made by anyone who can reach inside themselves and face the struggles to self healing. I pray this book will be shared so others can move toward a healthy life and help end the stigma placed on suffering members, currently serving reg force, retired, reserves, what ever position God bless all.
Date published: 2014-01-02