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The Politics of Everything

Aug 22, 2017

Belinda Neil is former police detective, homicide investigator and hostage negotiator who now is a strong advocate of raising awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which has personally affected her life. After her own journey, including being medically retired from the NSW Police in 2005, she went onto write a book Under Siege and today is the Director of PTSD Australia New Zealand, who operate Fearless (, a registered not for profit established to assist those living with PTSD to regain control of their lives. Belinda will discuss the serious topic of ‘The Politics of PTSD’.

In this podcast, Belinda will share:

  1. How police officers in the 80s and 90s were not mentally trained to deal with traumatic incidents they would attending on a daily basis, like investigating illicit drug operations, organised crime, and homicide?
  2. How the impacts that PTSD manifest themselves and how to get help.
  3. The specialist communication skills she fine-tuned as a hostage negotiator?
  4. Last take out: How we can all better support those impacted by PTSD?


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