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'Rescued from Vietnam' Book Launch with Michael Hosking

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by Veronica Strangio (subscribe)
A freelance writer living in Melbourne, Veronica Strangio has been enjoying writing since childhood. She is especially interested in holistic wellness, community events and nature.
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PTSD Book Launch event in Dromana and Box-Hill
PTSD, michael hosking, rescued from vietnam, manna heights bed and breakfast
Author Michael Hosking


According to Beyond Blue, around 12% of Australians will suffer from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) in their lifetime. Anyone can develop it after a traumatic incident and symptoms include distressing memories, poor sleep patterns, negative mood as well as agitation and changes in behaviour. While there is an increasing awareness about the condition, much more can be done. One person shedding light on this condition is Michael Hosking who served as an Intelligence Infantryman with the Australian Army during the Vietnam war. He has written a book about his experiences titled 'Rescued from Vietnam' and will be speaking at Stella's Hotel in Dromana on the 6th of July 2016 at 7:30pm and at Box-Hill RSL on the 21st of July 2016 at 7:30pm.

PTSD, michael hosking, rescued from vietnam, manna heights bed and breakfast
The author Michael Hosking with his wife Elizabeth


These events will be an opportunity to listen to Michael's fascinating adventures which begins with a 40 year old box of unopened letters. Unlike Pandora's box, the eventual opening of these letters brought healing and an acknowledgement of a higher power at play. The key message is a spiritual one. Asked whether anyone can recover from PTSD, Michael says a resounding 'yes!' His journeys across Europe, Asia and Australia after the war merged meaning into his heart and his hope is to encourage veterans in particular to 'seek and accomplish their recovery.' Michael currently lives in Dromana where he and his wife Elizabeth run Manna Heights B&B. Rescued from Vietnam can be purchased here.

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Why? PTSD event and book launch
When: 7:30pm
Phone: 0411252871
Where: Stella's Dromana Hotel and Box-Hill RSL
Cost: Free
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