Today at the High Court in Christchurch, Winz survivors told how they had since been treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Kim Adams, who felt a “whoosh” past her face from a bullet Tully aimed at her, and colleagues Jane Hayman Walker and Leigh-Ann Hydes, all say they now suffer from PTSD and anxiety, brought on by the horrific scenes they witnessed that day.
Ms Hydes recalls it “as if it was yesterday”, and for weeks couldn’t sleep, she said in a harrowing victim impact statement she read out today.
The deaths were heartbreaking for the “wonderful tight knit family” where they were more friends than colleagues, Ms Hydes said.
The stress of September 1, 2014 resulted in her undergoing psychiatrist counselling, where she was diagnosed with PTSD.