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The death of any Australian Defence Force member or veteran is one death too many and a tragedy that is deeply felt by all Australians. Tragically, and heartbreakingly, this includes death by suicide. Recognising this, the Government will take the step of recommending to the Governor‑General the establishment of a Royal Commission into Defence and Veterans Suicide, following a period of consultation on draft Terms of Reference, with the relevant community and state and territory governments. ABC Radio (Illawarra) interviewed our PTSD Coordinator Merrylord Harb regarding this breakthrough announcement. To listen to the interview, please click here and go to 15mins 20 seconds.
Merrylord Harb is a Senior Psychologist at South Coast Private Hospital. She has dedicated many years in paving and developing PTSD and c-PTSD treatment for defence and emergency services. Her programs have dedicated to acknowledging and targeting each individual and their experiences based on a Trauma Informed and Compassionate Approach. She dedicates her time in facilitating a safe and secure space for patients to process their vulnerabilities and trauma.
If you would like to make an appointment, please contact Wollongong Clinic with an active GP Referral or Psychiatrist referral.