10 REASONS WHY JAMES BOND SUFFERS FROM POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Showing the film alongside Bond may help to highlight the plight of thousands of former UK servicemen and women suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Indeed Bond himself has been on the frontline, more often behind the lines of British foreign policy for over fifty years, and has shown several of the classic symptoms of suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Most sufferers can end up with a PTSD diagnosis if displaying only three or four of the following symptoms – Bond has demonstrated all ten during his long service for the nation:
In the film I cast veteran and former PTSD sufferer, Steven Coyle who appears at the end as I felt only veteran could convey the emotion of the scene without which it would lack credibility. Rob said: “Obviously James Bond is a fictional character but this list will resonate with anyone who is suffering from PTSD and/or their friends and families. Our film has a simple but really powerful message and will ring big bells with anyone familiar with the scourge of PTSD. We are massively grateful to Tom and his crew and the actors – all of whom gave up their time for free. We can only hope to raise more funds and give more veterans freedom from this terrible affliction.”
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