Dogs Saving Soldiers Lives



Griffith HDR Student Kym Melzer’s documentary series The Ripple Effect of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The screening formed a critical part of the documentary-making process, being the first occasion at which participants viewed all short films together in a public forum.

The documentary series focuses on the impact of PTSD on partners, families and friends - their presence at this emotional event meant it was essential that the screening was by invitation only. Others present included representatives from the Army, Military Police, RAAF, RSL, the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation and a number of veterans’ counselling and support services.

The Ripple Effect of PTSD film series will be disseminated through the Defence Organisation network, RSL Queensland branch network and PTSD support groups. Feedback from participant audience members was very positive.

We were honoured to be a part of The Ripple Effect and thank Kym Melzer for raising much needed awareness of PTSD.