When you think of a bully the first image that often comes to mind is the school bully, the biggest boy in the school yard who’s holding up the little guy’s collar and demanding lunch money. There’s more to bullying than the big boy.
A bully is a blustering, browbeating person, especially one who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others who are weaker, smaller. Whether it’s the stereotypical schoolyard boy or the mean boss who makes others work over time, traditionally it refers to a single individual who makes life harder for others. Today bullying is categorized in multiple forms. The bully can be an individual or a group that makes life hard for someone or a group, the victim.
We all go through difficult circumstances. We all live through stress. And we all face tragedies at some point in our lives. Some people face tragedies that are worse than others. This is the cause of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Today, on November 11, we remember the veterans of the past. But we can’t forget the veterans of today, the veterans who presently serve in the military and work tirelessly to keep us safe from danger – those who work for law enforcement. In Canada the oldest of these is the RCMP.
Today many Canadian soldiers and law enforcement officers are treated aren’t looked at with the same respect as the past. Why? They suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Continue reading →