Funeral for PTSD-suffering veteran who took his own life | ITV News



A former soldier who took his own life following a long struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) has been honoured at his funeral.

Lance Corporal Dave Jukes lived with the disorder and acute depression having served for 25 years on tours in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Following his death three weeks ago, his widow told ITV News that Mr Jukes was one of a number of veterans let down by a lack of care for those suffering the mental scars from seeing active service.

Now a charity has claimed that the NHS is “not yet” equipped to help support the special needs of veterans.

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