Felicity de Zulueta of the Traumatic Stress Service at Maudsley Hospital, Robert McCrum stroke victim and literary editor for the Observer and Chris Moon, a bomb disposal expert who lost two limbs whilst clearing minefields in post war Mozambique, and talk about how to overcome disaster. It’s worth listening to the whole way through but at about 16.40 in de Zuleta notes that people who are politically motivated survive the trauma of torture more successfully than those for whom it comes out of the blue. Could that explain some of the disparate responses to status of victims in Northern Ireland, that briefly arose in Miss Fitz post from yesterday?
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