Tuesday, March 13, 2007
This afternoon I found out that a mate of mine in Sydney was held-up at machete-point late last week. The scumbags cornered him as he came out of a car park and took a bag with his car keys and mobile phone. They later used his car in an armed robbery in the western suburbs, and dumped it after they crashed it.
The good news is that he walked away unharmed, but he was - understandably - pretty shaken up after having a large blade held menacingly a few inches from his vital organs (and I know how that feels). Today we talked through all the shit things a violent crime like this can do to you & what worked for me in terms of coping techniques for the weird-ass flashbacks. Ultimately distraction was a big help for me. Hopefully he'll find something that'll work for him sooner rather than later.