Now he has written a self-help information aimed on the households of victims of Publish Traumatic Stress Dysfunction(PTSD).
Mr Roberts was simply 21 when his bike was concerned in a collision while on obligation in Aden, south Yemen, wherein a younger boy was killed.
The RAF air digicam fitter, himself injured within the crash, was held chargeable for the loss of life of the kid, the son of a frontrunner of the Federation for the Liberation of Occupied South Yemen, whom the British have been preventing.
After a number of months he was exonerated of any blame however the psychological scars of the incident stayed with him. He turned to drink, his marriage broke down and he tried two or thrice to commit suicide.
Mr Roberts, of Sandwell Street, Fordhouses, was finally helped by a e book about PTSD written by an ex-policeman, recognising his personal signs within the writer’s descriptions of the situation.
He stated: “There was no assist again then. I used to place myself in conditions the place I had a very good likelihood of getting killed, like racing automobiles, flying, something to offer me a buzz and hold me going.
“There have been no medicine however I drank lots. I suffered from darkish moods and used to overreact to conditions. It derailed my first marriage as a result of my spouse could not perceive why I used to be like that.”
The 76-year-old turned a drama therapist and a counsellor specialising in PTSD. His e book, Trauma In The Household, revealed by Creator Home, was written as a information for households of victims.
He stated: “It is meant to coach the wives and kids of individuals with PTSD as a result of except they perceive why their associate acts like they do, relationships will proceed to founder.”