Dayton, OH, September 12, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Ghost in the Ranks: Forgotten Voices & Military Mental Health by Dr. John Whelan chosen as Medalist Winner in the Non-Fiction category of the 2016 New Apple Summer E-Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.
Operational Stress Injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are among the possible consequences facing members of the Canadian military. Unlike the potential physical consequences of dangerous deployments, psychological injuries are not always apparent. Military members are taught a mental skillset to help them manage their internal emotional worlds allowing them to do extraordinary things. Unfortunately, while ingrained military training prepares our men and women for action as capable soldiers, this same training may also require them to trade aspects of their humanness—sowing the seeds for lingering mental distress. As a result, those most affected are left in a limbo, disconnected from their military roles and yet unable to relate to their former civilian lives. They become ghosts of their former selves, haunting the ranks until, more often than not, they find themselves on the outside looking in, with unacknowledged scars, anger, and regret. We ask a great deal of our men and women in uniform; if a shift in culture can help members of our military with mental distress, we owe it to them to make that shift possible.
About the Author
John Whelan, PhD is a clinical psychologist and military veteran who has worked with military and other first responders during his 25-year career. Dr. Whelan has presented nationally and internationally on complex PTSD and in 2007 developed a group therapy intervention for the treatment of chronic PTSD. In addition to his clinical work and research at Whelan Psychological Services, he is Adjunct Professor at Mount St. Vincent University and remains active in supporting a number of veterans’ organizations and projects. In 2014, he wrote ‘Going Crazy in the Green Machine’ which was followed by ‘Ghost in the Ranks’ (2016); both of which focus on trauma and mental health among military personnel and first responders.
About the New Apple Book Awards
The New Apple Summer E-Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing was established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the digital publishing world. Any English language e-book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press that met the Awards' guidelines was eligible for entry. One book was chosen in each category as the solo Medalist Winner receiving the highest honors. In addition, the judges were permitted to choose up to three Official Selections for category distinction.
Ghost in the Ranks: Forgotten Voices & Military Mental Health is available in E-Book format as well as Paperback on Amazon. To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit http://NewAppleBookAwards.com
'Ghost in the Ranks: Forgotten Voices & Military Mental Health'
Author: Dr. John Whelan
Publishing House: FriesenPress
Author website: http://www.goingcrazyinthegreenmachine.com
Dr. John Whelan is available for public appearances, signings, interviews and blog tours. Contact the author at http://www.goingcrazyinthegreenmachine.com
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