Shocking toll of British soldiers with PTSD dying in suspected suicides is “tip of the iceberg”

Shocking toll of British soldiers with PTSD dying in suspected suicides is “tip of the iceberg”

The sad, sad truth that this is still happening over and over again.  I almost have this idea that soon after the member is done their time or once the fighting is over, that our organizations just tend to wash their hands of things.  Really, why is it that no one keeps track of PTSD related deaths of veterans?  Why is it that it is so difficult to get the support needed after someone releases from the military?  And, why does it take so long to get help when it’s needed?

It just drives me when I read articles like this.

Former soldiers have called for a Ministry of Defence investigation into the deaths At least 23 British military sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder have died in suspected suicides this year. The toll is more than double the total of 11 soldiers killed fighting Afghanistan’s Taliban from 2013-14. It is thought eight serving or ex-forces staffers killed themselves in the last six weeks – three in five days.

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I am a currently serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces as well as an individual struggling with PTSD. For me, this site is to help myself and those who are in the same boat as me. I am also the site owner and admin, so please, if there are any questions or concerns, let me know. -We are not alone-

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