Frank Josey


Apart from "The Forgotten Heroes", which was a special project for a late friend, my e-publications' main theme to November 2011 is the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This powerful mental illness wreaks havoc on our society, a society that rarely understands the impact of this condition.


Sadly, the overuse of PTSD diagnosis has increased confusion and cynicism. I only address PTSD where SEVERE TRAUMA was experienced (battle weary soldiers or brutally abused children).

Let's stop euphemisms re most returned soldiers - THEY SUFFERED SHELL SHOCK OR BATTLE FATIGUE.

My PTSD was not caused by the "Puppy Love" experience, but from a brutal terror suffered by most children of returned soldiers who experienced the horror of combat (but were never treated for its effects). Thus, the baby boomer generation families still harbour many forbidden secrets.

Am I cured? In my case, the mental illness is managable, but still affects my day to day choices.

Many consider me a failure, I am now living proof that there is hope for PTSD sufferers, besides the alternative - suicide. I must emphasize that a top mental health professional must treat this crippling condition.

When the truth is revealed (the buried emotions rise to the surface), you will lose more "friends" than rats deserting a sinking ship. Many arrogant people have laughed at my financial and social demise (what goes around comes around).

For many of us, the attempt at a cure is worse than the ailment (reliving the trauma)- but if you persist, you'll be granted a second chance. A successful man goes from failure to failure but never gives up (Winston Churchill).

Self compassion, now THAT's a project PTSD sufferers can tackle. Until we forgive ourselves, we're just actors. Once we learn to truly respect and properly care for ourselves, then, and only then, can mature love for others develop.

Loneliness is an ever present challenge for PTSD sufferers. Loneliness is Western Society's biggest problem, Mother Teresa once said, responding to an arrogant reporter (who expected abortion to be Mother Teresa's response). Accept the loneliness, embrace it - it'll end in greater character within.


I enjoy drumming as a hobby, specializing in Big Band Jazz, Heavy Metal and Parade Drumming (Bagpipe Bands).

I am a Management Accountant, having graduated from Simon Fraser University Burnaby BC Canada.

I am over the hill but it's better than being under it.


Where to find Frank Josey online


Detective Auditing - an internal auditor's journey
Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
A short story - the author shares some true experiences when he worked as an internal auditor.
Dancing with Demons - Life with my Father
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is not an "oh woe is me" victim's testimony; this e-book attempts to awake the truth in all sufferers, and give hope!
Is Christ my Imaginary Friend?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Categories: Essay » Sociology
Wavering and former Christians are the target audience - not atheists or members of non-Christian faiths. The essay has never formed part of any formal education classes. Moreover, it does not claim to be the definitive statement, but raises questions any thinking Christian must address, and suggests some solutions.
Reality Poem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Stress Disorders cause phenomenal damage in our society, but it's the secret everyone wants to ignore.
Forgotten Heroes - Canadian espionage in WW2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Anthologies
An adventure spy story based on true events but with fictional Canadian characters to protect the operatives’ identity. Read how two Canadian agents, Natalie and Ray, representing the activities of all agents in WW2, fall in love but do not let their passion for each other interfere with their dedication to the anonymous espionage work that helped the Allies beat Germany and Italy in WW2.
Hidden Courage - Stories From My Father
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 25,540. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
An epic adventure, based on a true story. The life of a Plains Cree Chief who mentored a Canadian "country boy". Then the story moves to this "country boy",my Father's, experiences during the "great depression" and his courage during World War Two a sapper, then soldier, then medic, with the Second Canadian Division.
Lassiter's Folly
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Anthologies
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder creates strange urges - in many sufferers it's an impulsive desire to rob a bank. Here is one fictional experience.
Puppy Love is True Love if you're a Puppy
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A short and true story, about love as a teenager.The experience causes the author to mature fast.

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