Sunday, September 18, 2016

UK: Heroes Cannot Live With Trauma of PTSD

For all the global awareness of PTSD and suicides, this is the result. They managed to survive combat with every anguishing moment yet too many cannot survive living in their own countries. So when do we stop the bullshit of raising awareness they are suffering and actually tell them how they can heal?
Tragedy of the Afghanistan and Iraq Army heroes who cannot live with the trauma of PTSD
Mirror UK
BY SEAN RAYMENT , PHIL CARDY , JONATHAN CORKE
18 SEP 2016

One serviceman or woman commits suicide almost every two weeks, official figures have revealed and nearly 400 have taken their lives between 1995 and 2014

Lee Alan Dodgson is the latest of 400 troops to
lose their lives due to post traumatic stress
Lee Alan DodgsonLee Alan Dodgson is the latest of 400 troops to lose their lives due to post traumatic stress

He survived tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia – but it was a silent killer that claimed the life of Lee Dodgson.

Only 40, the ex-soldier was found lying near the spot where his father’s ashes were scattered.

For years the dad-of-one had been failed by authorities in his fight with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Speaking shortly after Lee’s funeral, his stepmum Roseann told us: “Post-traumatic stress disorder is underrated. It’s a silent killer. It’s not recognised quick enough.

“He has said he was told that you don’t show your emotions, you hold them in. They, the soldiers, aren’t taught how to deal with it.”

One serviceman or woman commits suicide almost every two weeks, official figures have revealed.

Nearly 400 have taken their lives between 1995 and 2014.

Today the Sunday People highlights Lee’s tragic story and demands change.
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