'Conquering Kili'Published Monday, 1st February 2016
Loss of Limb is Visible, PTSD is Not…..
In February 2016 65DN successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, the World’s highest freestanding mountain.
At 5,985m (19,336ft) high it is also the highest mountain on the African continent.
Loss of limb is visible, PTSD is not…..
PTSD can affect anyone who is exposed to an extraordinary life-threatening situation which is perceived with intense fear, horror and helplessness. It is a normal reaction to extreme trauma and it is vital to de-stigmatise the condition in order for sufferers to seek early diagnosis and treatment.
Many sufferers do not recognise their symptoms or realise they are treatable, others try to hide it because they feel ashamed or guilty. As a consequence their situation deteriorates destroying the lives of the individual and their families.
‘Conquering Kili’ was undertaken to promote disability awareness and recognise the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)