Mental Health

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Linford is a 25 year veteran of the Canadian Forces. He joined as a Nursing Officer in 1988 and deployed overseas to the Gulf War, Rwanda and Afghanistan. He commanded 1 Field Ambulance in Edmonton from 2007-2009 and was deployed as the Executive Officer to the NATO Role 3 Combat Hospital in Kandahar from 2009-2010. LCol Linford recently released his book: Warrior Rising- A Soldier's Journey to PTSD and Back. It is his story of struggle and triumph over PTSD chronicling his war traumas, his treatment, and his return to health and active life as a public speaker on this issue. He is currently awaiting medical release in January 2014 and lives near Victoria BC.

Articles by this writer

January 2013  |  Magazine, Magazine

After caring for the wounded, LCol Chris Linford found himself in an arduous struggle with PTSD, which eventually led him back to helping others.