Posted by: dohgonuniversity | September 6, 2009

V8-16

The scandal of our troops who are left with no support for trauma

EXCLUSIVE by Tom McTague

‘I watched my pal die.. Army told me to get drunk and get over it’

Soldier generic (Pic:PA)

A traumatised soldier who saw one of his friends die in Afghanistan says he was told by Army bosses to “get p****d and have a fight” to get over it. Read More…

Also in the news:
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PTSD Spirituality
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British Troops Post-Traumatic Stress
“I put the gun to my head. I’d lost it all.”

After the Glory
They survived, but the mental scars of combat still haunt many of our veterans.

British Army’s Stress Timebomb
The government is ignoring the “colossal” number of ex-servicemen and women who will soon be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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