Tag Archives: armed forces

Adults 'put off joining the armed forces' due to fears of PTSD and homelessness

amid fears they will suffer PTSD, struggle to get a job or get a home when they leave.  Figures show many adult civilians have never considered the armed forces as a career route due to concerns around mental health issues and low paying jobs later in life.  People worry about careers in the military because… Read More »

PTSD forced hero squaddie to 'hide' from planes

On the battlefield, Sergeant Michael Rowley was a heroic and fearless leader.  After joining the Army aged 16, he served his country for 25 years – risking his life day after day for months on end in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.  And despite the deaths of friends who had fought alongside him, the dad… Read More »

Screen war veterans for PTSD to end 'tragedy' of suicides, retired major demands

A former officer who saw his troops dragged through hell in Afghanistan today demands Government action on PTSD after the suicide of yet another hero.  Retired Major Richard Streatfeild wants all war veterans to be screened for post-traumatic stress disorder in a bid to save hundreds left feeling suicidal.  He spoke after Jamie Davis, 30… Read More »

GP surgeries 'failing troops with PTSD' as only one in 20 are 'veteran friendly'

Only one in 20 GP surgeries in England are “veteran friendly”, the Government admits.  Just 375 of the 7,000 practices have staff trained to deal with veterans ­issues such as combat related post -traumatic stress disorder.  The figures are revealed in the Armed Forces Covenant annual report, out last month.  In November, Ash Nickless, ex-Royal… Read More »

Meet Amber, the wonder dog who can sense PTSD in military heroes

Meet the newest fighter against post-traumatic stress­ in the forces – Amber the dog.  The eight-year-old terrier cross can sense sadness and distress in people and is now a PTSD awareness dog.  Her owner reckons she has helped save hundreds of lives by comforting people, including his own.  Navy veteran Steve Murphy said: “About eight… Read More »

Aftershock – A Love Story

Aftershock – A Love Story. In 2017 Cpl Luke Dallison was medically discharged from the RAF after serving in Afghanistan. He was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, alongside a traumatic back injury. After one too many suicide attempts, his wife Nikita, has done everything in her power to save the man she loves. Filmed over… Read More »

US army veteran's story: 'I killed four people in one hour in Iraq'

Staff Sgt Isaac ‘Bone’ Lebonte served with 101st Airborne Division, Chaos Company in Iraq, filmed in 2008 by award-winning photographer Sean Smith. Subscribe to The Guardian ► http://is.gd/subscribeguardian Eight years on and now back in the United States, Lebonte tells Smith about his first firefight; the deaths of close friends; and his difficulties adjusting to… Read More »

Veteran's widow blasts MoD after his death is first to be recorded as suicide

The widow of an Army war veteran who took his life has got bitter justice after a coroner ruled this week his death was caused by post-traumatic stress disorder.  Former Lance-Corporal Dave Jukes has been offically listed as a veteran suicide – just months after the Sunday People and ex-forces charities called for a nationwide… Read More »

SAS: Who Dares Wins star Jason Fox on 'theraputic' gunfights and his PTSD battle | ITV News

Point of View is an ITV News series where we invite people to share their life experiences and what they’ve learned from them. Jason Fox is a Secret Boat Service (SBS) veteran best known to TV audiences for his role on documentary series SAS: Who Dares Wins. He served in the British armed forces for… Read More »