Paul Valent

Paul Valent

Consultant liaison psychiatrist, psychotherapist, traumatologist,
Co-founder and past president Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,

ANZAC Messages

April 15, 2013

With ANZAC Day on our radar once again, it is pertinent to explore its real messages for us.

Yes, Australians were proven to be as brave warriors as soldiers of any other nation.

But did it forge our nationhood? What real values did so many die for?

Check out ANZAC Messages under Philosophical Pieces or at


Warning of Nuclear War

April 11, 2013

Kim Jong Un of North Korea declared war on America this week and threatened a nuclear Holocaust.

Are we in a state of phoney war that, like World War Two became real? Why do we not take North Korea’s warning seriously? Are we in denial or are we realistic not to worry?

For warnings to be effective certain conditions have to be met.

To see what they are, go to

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