Saturday, December 12, 2015

UK:First Known Case of Female Veteran Suicide?

Former female soldier with PTSD found hanged 18 months after leaving the Army
DAILY MAIL
By LARISA BROWN and JIM NORTON
11 December 2015
Kate Fell-Crook, 35, pictured, is thought to be
the first female British Army veteran suffering
post-traumatic stress disorder to take her own
life

Kate Fell-Crook, 35, served in Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
The mother-of-one suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder
It is unknown what caused the PTSD but she is thought to be first female veteran with the condition to take her own life
Miss Fell-Crook described as 'brilliant mother' and 'lovely person'
A former female soldier suffering post-traumatic stress disorder is believed to have killed herself 18 months after leaving the Army.

Mother-of-one Kate Fell-Crook, 35, who had 15 years of ‘exemplary’ service, is understood to have hanged herself.

Miss Fell-Crook, from Denbighshire, North Wales, is thought to be the first female British veteran suffering PTSD to take her own life.

She had set up an online petition begging for help, and in June she posted on Facebook: ‘When the world says give up, hope whispers try one more time.’

Her death on Sunday came as charities said there has been a rise in female soldiers seeking help for mental health conditions.

Her family and friends, who described her as a ‘brilliant mother’ to her 11-year-old daughter, said last night that they were ‘devastated’.
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