Some of you might recognise Kieran from BBC's Traitors but away from the TV screens Kieran has suffered extensively with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and mental health problems after suffering a string of emotional events which included losing his mother, almost being killed in a knife attack and his seventeen-month-old baby nephew dying.
After his knife attack, 14 years ago, Kieran suffered from panic attacks, nightmares and hallucinations, leading him to be diagnosed with PTSD. After speaking with his friends and family Kieran was able to see the light and find a way through and he is now hoping to use his new platform to educate and help people suffering and in pain just like he was.
As part of this aim to help others with similar experiences, Kieran offered his support to PTSD UK – and we are honoured to have him on board.
Jacqui Suttie, PTSD UK Founder and CEO said, “We’re delighted to welcome Kieran as an Ambassador for PTSD UK. His inspiring attitude particularly with regards to his PTSD journey, and his desire to help others is incredible, and we have no doubt that through supporting our work, Kieran will provide hope to so many people affected by PTSD and C-PTSD.
Having celebrities and well-known people like Kieran speak openly about their experience with PTSD not only raises awareness, but it helps to break down stigma, challenge attitudes and encourage others to talk up and reach out for help. We are incredibly honoured to have Kieran’s support.”
Kieran said, “PTSD can affect absolutely everyone and I just want to be able to help those suffering in any way I can and to show people although not easy, there are ways to get your life back on track.”
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