I am a veteran of the Falklands conflict of 1982 who served in the army for a period of twelve years from 1980-1992. three of which were served with the Special Air Service. This book is about my personal battle with PTSD, depression and perfectionism (My Black Dog). It chronicles how my illness developed over number of years, my nightmares, my enlightening stay in in mental institution, how it ruined my family life, almost destroyed me and how PTSD never really goes away. It just takes a holiday from time to time. I liken my illness it to a big Black dog which at times casts a huge dark and foreboding shadow over my mental well-being.