"Dr. Whelan’s book “Going Crazy in the Green Machine” is a human and humane illustration of the evolution of post-traumatic-stress in Canada’s military. The book is in two parts: the first illustrates the painful and moving story of Billy, a young enlisted who struggles with his experiences, his symptoms, and with the system. Part Two is a discourse on the factors that undermine the mental health of veterans, including systemic factors arising from military culture, government practices, and mental health silos. Both parts underscore how much needs to change! I am a practicing clinical psychologist (and former naval reservist) who has worked with vets in some capacity for over 20 years. Billy’s story, and Dr. Whelan’s insights, and resonated with me - making me want to rage and cheer and shout Amen. Anyone seeking to serve those who serve Canada should read this book." [Dr. Robin McGee, Amazon.ca]
"This was a great read...first time it felt that someone else 'gets' how it is to go through the military medical system! I wasn't overseas but still had to deal with the process of medical issues..." [Posted 10:18pm, 2 January 2015 by
John J. Whelan
John J. Whelan, Ph.D., is the author of Going Crazy in the Green Machine, available now on FriesenPress.