Games told half story
Watching the TSN coverage of the Invictus Games, I couldn’t help but notice all the positivity on display. I suppose that’s for a good reason. An uplifting atmosphere is a way to boost the spirits of injured warriors.
However, for others suffering PTSD, the exercises, activities and events might miss the mark for their circumstances.
Access to good medical devices can be a challenge. Independent mobility through the community or home can be difficult. Employment and social barriers still exist.
Perhaps the games do draw attention to dealing with that. However, I didn’t see that in the coverage. It was more “put on a happy face” kind of stuff. Reports stayed away from the sadness, depression and frustration that go along with the circumstances. Those emotions are not something easy to push aside, wipe away or edit out.
David J. Momotiuk Tecumseh