Posted on December 17, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

A seafarer.

What does the word mean to you?

A glamorous life at sea, lots of traveling to exotic ports?

A lifetime of experiences?

A stable steady income and stable job?

Do words like abandonment, isolation, fear of death, fear of kidnapping, or violent assault come to mind?

A recent report published by the Sailors’ Society Crisis Response Network (CRN) found that seafarers dealing with death at sea and abandonment accounted for almost two-thirds (59%) of those supported.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health issue that appears to be increasing in prevalence amongst seafarers, especially those operating in High Risk Areas.

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Posted in Thought Leadership , Mental Health

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