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Military Life

139 EpisodesProduced by Beck RaynerWebsite

Welcome to the Military Life Podcast- a podcast telling the stories of everyday Australian Military partners.Listen in to hear from others who are living this military life (Defence Life), juggling all the things on the daily, just like you and I. Let's connect and support each other by telling our … read more


94.PART 2-A Spouse tells the story of her Broken Soldier and how she helped put him back together

In PART 2 of episode 94, I talk to Army spouse Kaz about her husband’s shocking injury that led to his discharge, finding and receiving the right support and moving on.

TRIGGER WARNING- There is some discussion of suicide in this episode. If this episode brings anything up for you please contact FREE ADF mental health service Open Arms on 1800 011 046 or in case of emergency call 000.

Kaz and I also talk about;

  • A chance meeting that triggered one of her husband’s worst episodes
  • What happened when he went missing and was out of communication
  • Fearing the worst and the devastating phone call Kaz received
  • How her husband’s diagnosis and treatment settled things down
  • Dealing with being on high alert all the time while living normal life
  • Not knowing where to turn for help and support
  • Her Husband fighting against the help and being retriggered
  • Finally coming to an understanding of what triggers her husband
  • Getting on the same page and working as a team
  • Opening up conversation for others through her book Broken Soldier
  • What the future holds for Kaz and her family

Click on the link below if you would like to follow Kaz and Matt’s journey.

Or to find out more about Kaz’s book (mentioned in this ep) My Broken Soldier- The untold story of life beyond the front line click through to her website


Ready to join the MWL community? Click through the link to get connected xx

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