In a 25 year BBC career, Patrick Howse was a senior broadcast journalist for BBC News, covering news stories in war zones and other challenging environments. He was bureau chief in Baghdad between 2004 and 2009. His last role with the BBC was as an education reporter for the news website. He also lectures on the Hostile Environments Course run by 1st Option Safety and has carried out assignments training BBC journalists ahead of deployment to dangerous place.
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- May 5, 2014 by Patrick Howse
When Patrick Howse returned to London after a seven year tour of duty in and out of Baghdad as the BBC's bureau chief, a seemingly ordinary incident on the Central Line tube took him back to the war, and triggered the onset of PTSD. It also changed his life.
(The painting image below, "PTSD Patrick," by Inge Schlaile.)
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