Mum of soldier with PTSD makes an emotional plea for more veterans support | ITV News

The mother of a Special Forces veteran who took his life last year after suffering PTSD has made an emotional plea to the government to give soldiers “the help that they need”.

Danny Johnston served in Afghanistan as an infantryman and then in the Special Forces.

When he left the army, Mr Johnston suffered deep despair that was unapparent from the outside which drove him out to the woods last summer where he hanged himself.

His mother said: “He had no where to turn, I honestly think he had his back in a corner and had no one to turn to.”

“He was so alone in his fight against his demons, he couldn’t even talk to me and I was his mum,” Viv Johnston added.

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