Shadows and Light

In 2005, eight veterans of war, along with their partners, embarked on a life-altering emotional journey. Participating in the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Group Treatment Program, they boldly and bravely confronted years’ of trauma and emotional distress. Throughout their treatment they formed an unprecedented bond of friendship and solidarity, a bond that has held strong for fifteen years.

In Shadows and Light, they gather to share their stories and pass on all they have learnt throughout their years of treatment. With refreshing clarity, insight and, at times, humour, Shadows and Light takes readers through the pivotal moments of the veterans’ lives, offering guidance and reassurance along the way.

Through war, heartbreak, joy, pain, love and loss, the veterans and their partners prove that help is never far away, healing is always possible and hope is a powerful force.