All quiet on the Western Front.

Special effects are far from more recent ones, but once you finish this movie, you feel like you lost a friend. Or more. Shell shock is quickly seen on a scene on the front. Face to face combat takes the stage. And dead bodies.

This book was one of my first on the WWI, as teenager. It still haunts me, over 40.

Minute 2:16:00 “But I know now, I should never come back. Out there all the things that I do, there is no other meaning of life, cos it has no meaning. My companion at the front are the only truth I know. They are my books, my family, my life. I depend on them, and don’t depend on anything else. Mother, it’s a terrible thing to say, but I feel I am going back to my real home”.

Heart-felt Compassion for Soldiers in WWI: Farina or Brewster Armor Body.

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Ernest Hemingway volounteer in WWI, Northern Italy.

The article I am preparing on coping with PTSD in WWI will be quite emotional. These are body armors built by Ferruccio Farina also known as Brewster Body Armor shields.

 

They were employed in trenches, actually, from one trench to the other,  in order to cut the barbed wire inbetween.

The fact is that in Italy when they used them for the very first time, soldiers, they didn’t really tested them. And there is this story about a volounteering troop who went out from the trenches, and Austrian were just waiting for them to come out, with submachine guns.

They were also adopted by American troops in unhappily welt-famous Verdun, on the French western front.

The atrocity of this war, apart from the mass of dead people, was the dishumanity from talking with your enemy in one moment, exchanging chocolate and cigarettes, and shooting to each other a few hours later.

Today I was having my lunch next horses, in the pony farm near where I work, horses were riding and you would say they were enjoying it and having fun, despite they are not wild and free. I thought to all those soldiers, who couldn’t change their mind, and simply go back to their homes, and If I can put into words, I wish that if there is any karmic reincarnation, that those souls fallen in WWI, could pass by a spirit life as riding horses. Wouldn’t that be great divine justice?

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PTSD in WWI so-called “shell shock”: Coward. Sensitive beware.

“COWARD” is a 28 minute film set during World War 1 that brings to light some of the brutal treatment soldiers received for suffering what would now be known as shell-shock. It follows two cousins, Andrew and James, from their home in Northern Ireland who join the British Army to fight for their Country and make their families proud. Through their eyes we see the reality of life on the front lines.

Do you like the color of your eyes enough?

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Well, I was watching these cutie girls having fun and changing their eye color; I have been always tempted to put some in the bright colors I would have loved to have naturally mine.

But then I have something that keeps me from doing it. Eye color to me is like my Personality. Sure, I like to play with make up, but still very natural, and the less is more concept really suits me.

What do you think? Would you put another eye color for everyday life or just one shot?

This video reassured me alittle. The fact is that I am a single lady and of course, I wonder if I could do something to attract that special one but if this happened because of a fake plastic eye color it would really disappoint me.

I am not the kind of wow girl, despite aries like to get the attention even though they are shy like me. Yes, I like to strike sometimes. But, in normal life, nope, I stick into my very own and personal kind of brown and that’s all for now.

The girl I was watching on the video is black, she is wearing fake hair, fake nails and fake colored eye contact lenses. Quite enough for me to say “You are not loving your Self enough”.

Are you?

Making horror Something Beautiful. Bonjour, Paris.

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The blanket that you can see in this picture is my crocheting during november 2015. Yes, in that weekend of blank and fear, and loss (I lost my colleague on 14th for a stroke), my first thought was put off all telephones, facebook, medias and concentrate on crocheting colourful wool.
The final result is not what I expected or hoped for, and I admit that the blanket is not properly squared like it should in the pattern.
Never mind! Crocheting is what I go back to when I need a rest from outworlds occupations and worries.
Well, I finally included a slide of these people – 13th november Paris attack’s Survivors – in my Project’s Page. It took me a while to include pictures of real facts. As you can notice, I carefully avoid to put blood and pulp stuff about the events I am refering to for respect to victims and survivors.
Yes, respect. Since I am neither a journalist nor a cannibal.

Btw my personal tatoo is Justice symbol and it’s obviously the logo of this website.

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Bataclan survivors' tattoos show their pain and defiance

From top left: Ludmila Profit, 24; David Fritz Goeppinger, 25; Stephanie Zarev, 44, and Laura Leveque, 32. All were at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015. Photos: Joel Saget/AFP

Since she was “buried” under the dead and dying at the Bataclan concert hall, Laura Leveque has “carried 130 corpses” on her shoulders. “So I may as well mark it,” she said.
Like dozens of other survivors of the November 13 Paris attacks, Leveque got herself tattooed.
“I was soaked in blood and flesh. The dead seeped into me,” she told AFP.
But tattoos have helped the 32-year-old — who says that even two years after the attack she still feels “in limbo”  – to get her “body back and transform the horror into something beautiful.”
Now Leveque carries a raven on her shoulder surrounded by smaller tattoos of an eclipse, a snake biting its own tail to symbolise the “cycle or life”, and “flowers growing on a battlefield”.

Laura Leveque, 32, who was at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows her tattoo - a raven, an eclipse and a snake biting its tail. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP
Laura Leveque, 32, who was at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows her tattoo – a raven, an eclipse and a snake biting its tail. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

Three months after she survived the slaughter, Nahomy Beuchet had the date of the attack and “Peace, Love, Death Metal” tattooed on the inside of her arm.
That’s the title of an album by Eagles of Death Metal, the Californian band who were onstage at the Bataclan when the gunmen burst in and began the massacre of 90 people.
For the 21-year-old, for whom time is now “a little abstract”, the tattoo is “a historical anchor”.

‘This is my scar’

“This is my scar,” says Manon Hautecoeur of her lion tattoo and the motto of Paris — “Fluctuat nec mergitur” (Battered but not sunk) — which became a defiant slogan after the attacks.
“When you are ‘only’ psychologically hurt you feel you are not a victim because you were not physically injured,” said the young woman, who was close to the Petit Cambodge restaurant when it was sprayed with bullets in one of the drive-by attacks by jihadists that night that claimed an additional 39 lives.
David Fritz Goeppinger, who survived the Bataclan, said he feels the same way.
“I didn’t have a wound. I needed something,” the 25-year-old said of his tattoo of the date in roman numerals.
Alexandra, one of several survivors who preferred to give only her first name, was shot in the elbow at the Carillon bar opposite the Petit Cambodge. She had “Fluctuat nec mergitur” tattooed as close as she could to the wound.
Ruben, who spent six months in hospital, also had the motto tattooed on his arm. “Without having a big sign saying, ‘I was at the Bataclan,’ I wanted to mark it,” he said.
“Being tattooed is a way of getting yourself a new skin, metamorphosing,” said David le Breton, a sociologist who specialises in body art. It allows people “to reclaim what happened, to honour those who died and the emotional impact of having passed so close to death.” Often the tattoos also mark “inner scars”, he added.
Stephanie Zarev, 44, had a phoenix tattooed on her arm where she was hit by shrapnel, to show that “despite the horror of that night, there’s lots to live for.”
David Fritz Goeppinger, 25, who was at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows his tattoo - the date of the attack in Roman numerals, adding V/V meaning they were five friends before and after the attack. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

David Fritz Goeppinger, 25, who was at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows his tattoo – the date of the attack in Roman numerals, adding V/V meaning they were five friends before and after the attack. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

‘Illuminate my wounds’

Sophie took two bullets in her leg and now cannot move her foot. She covered her thigh with a huge Mexican Day of the Dead “Catrina” skeleton lady, adding a sunflower tattoo on her foot.
“I did not want to sublimate my wounds, I wanted to illuminate” them, the 33-year-old said.
Maureen, who has been working on a photo book on the tattoos with the Life for Paris survivors group, took her time before deciding to get one herself on her side. It reads, “Survive: to be reborn, to grow and to die later.”
Floriane Beaulieu will never forget how lucky she was to get out of the Bataclan, which was why she went for a four-leaf clover, a dove and “the word ‘hope’ written inside an infinity sign”.
“It was Friday the 13th, there were 13 of us in the mosh pit in front of the stage, and we all got out alive,” recalled Ludmila Profit, 24, who had the number tattooed inside a clover leaf behind her ear.
She added a musical note and “the word fuck, to say ‘Fuck the terrorists'” — to show her pride and defiance “at being able to live for those who are no longer here.”
Those who lost family members have also gone under the needle. Florence Ancellin had a carrot put on her ankle, the nickname of her daughter Caroline, who was 24 when she died in the Bataclan.

Fanny, who lost her partner Olivier at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows her tattoo - the words
Fanny, who lost her partner Olivier at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows her tattoo – the words “Sometimes you need …to let things go”. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

Maryline Le Guen’s three sons — aged 15 to 29 —  all went to the concert. The eldest, Renaud, did not come home. A month later she got an arabesque tattoo of his name “so I could always have him with me”.
Fanny Proville, who lost her partner Olivier, reacted a little differently, and had “Sometimes you need to let things go” tattooed on her back.
“I know he is there,” she said, “even if he is not.”
By AFP’s Marie Giffard 

With courtesy of The local.fr

Amazing News from Paris on Terror Attack Victims: a Center for Resilience on Fall 2018 (VF).

Yes, my activation on the Web comes in total synchro with french awareness on the PTSD topic. Deeply from my heart, I congratulate this lady to be proactive in creating this Center for help of any attack victims on french soil since 2015. Medical staff will be trained specifically. They will know how to avoid certain trigger words.

“That’s so Cool! “

Sorry, I couldn’t find the english related article. If I find some, I won’t miss to share it. In the mean time, know that the fight against terrorism starts NOW. Of course, we can’t stop wars I am fine with that. There is only one Gandhi, alright?

But we can unite, and support each other with all the ressources that we have at disposal. So, we will.

Un attentat après l’autre, la France s’est constitué, malgré elle, « une mémoire du terrorisme ». « De cette expérience dramatique, nous avons acquis une recherche extraordinaire, qu’il est temps de mettre à profit », fait savoir Elisabeth Pelsez, la déléguée interministérielle à l’aide aux victimes, qui annonce au Monde la création à l’automne 2018 d’un centre national de ressources et de résilience.

Cette structure, pensée par Françoise Rudetzki, la fondatrice de SOS Attentats, sera chargée de recenser et de diffuser les travaux de recherche portant notamment sur la prise en charge du stress post-traumatique. Les autres missions de ce centre seront de concevoir des formations pour toutes les personnes amenées à recevoir des victimes souffrant de stress post-traumatique. Mais aussi de « labelliser » un certain nombre de méthodes permettant de répondre à cette souffrance.

Après avoir navigué à vue face aux attaques qui ont porté à un niveau inégalé le nombre de victimes du terrorisme depuis 2015, la France structure son aide, en mettant notamment en application des mesures préconisées par le secrétariat d’Etat chargé de l’aide aux victimes de Juliette Méadel. Le gouvernement élargit également « aux victimes de catastrophes naturelles, d’accidents collectifs, de sinistres sériels et d’autres infractions pénales » les dispositifs mis en place à la suite des attentats, rapporte la déléguée interministérielle, rattachée au ministre de la justice. En ce sens, le premier ministre, Edouard Philippe, a signé le 10 novembre le plan annuel du comité interministériel visant à faciliter le parcours de soins des victimes, notamment d’attentats.

Juridiction spécialisée

Un plan que la magistrate, qui fut conseillère des ministres de la justice Pascal Clément et Rachida Dati, pourra incarner, vendredi 22 décembre, lors d’une rencontre avec des familles de victimes de la collision entre un car scolaire et un train régional à Millas (Pyrénées-Orientales), qui a tué six enfants. L’occasion également d’appuyer la mise en place de comités locaux d’aide aux victimes, lancés en 2016 sous le nom de « comités locaux de suivi des victimes » en réaction aux attentats du 13 novembre 2015, et qui sont désormais « généralisés à toutes les victimes », avec la possibilité pour les départements de définir eux-mêmes leurs priorités — c’est déjà le cas à Paris, où l’accent a été mis sur les violences faites aux femmes et sur les abus de faiblesse à l’encontre de personnes âgées.

Cette instance, qui réunit le préfet, le procureur de la République et tous les partenaires institutionnels qui prennent en charge des victimes, comme Pôle emploi, les associations d’aide aux victimes et les assureurs de l’Etat, vise à « simplifier le parcours des victimes, notamment dans leurs démarches administratives ». Pour Life for Paris, qui a été consultée pour ce plan à l’instar de nombreuses autres associations de victimes, cette mesure répond « à la difficulté de s’y retrouver entre les différents dispositifs qui existent », notamment concernant les parcours d’indemnisation.

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Sur ce point, Mme Pelsez défend la création d’une juridiction spécialisée dans l’indemnisation des victimes, qui permettrait entre autres « d’instaurer une jurisprudence plus compréhensible ». Une mission a d’ores et déjà été confiée à une ancienne présidente de cour d’appel pour établir le périmètre de cette juridiction, dont l’objectif est surtout de « gagner énormément de temps dans le processus d’indemnisation ».

Les juges instructeurs chargés d’une enquête pénale ne seraient donc plus contraints d’examiner les demandes d’expertise médicale des parties civiles. Cette tâche serait confiée à une juridiction spécialisée dans la réparation du préjudice corporel. « Le fonds de garantie des victimes des actes de terrorisme restera chargé de verser les indemnisations et devrait travailler en lien continu avec la juridiction », dit Mme Pelsez, qui rappelle que cette idée a été suggérée par le président du tribunal de grande instance de Paris.

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Coopération au sein de l’UE

La déléguée interministérielle souhaite enfin « développer une politique européenne de prise en charge des victimes », en renforçant, dans un premier temps, la coopération entre les pays de l’Union européenne, « aujourd’hui les gens voyagent ; les risques d’attentat sont partout ». Avant l’organisation d’assises européennes d’aide aux victimes, Mme Pelsez abordera ce thème lors d’une réunion devant la Commission européenne, le 29 janvier.

Autant de mesures qui s’inscrivent « dans la lignée de celles prises par [s]es prédécesseurs » et que la déléguée interministérielle a souhaité « renforcer », « car deux ans après les attentats de nouvelles problématiques émergent, comme le besoin de reconversion ». Une question souvent soulevée par les associations, telle Life for Paris, qui salue « une prise en compte des difficultés des victimes », avant de s’interroger sur « les moyens qui seront véritablement mis en place ». Mme Pelsez assure que le ministère de la justice alloue un budget de 27,7 millions d’euros pour l’aide aux victimes et que certaines mesures seront financées par plusieurs ministères.

En savoir plus sur http://www.lemonde.fr/attaques-a-paris/article/2017/12/21/aide-aux-victimes-creation-d-un-centre-de-resilience-a-l-automne-2018_5232854_4809495.html#29pmHEXpuejzr1BU.99

With Courtesy of LeMonde.fr