Sunday, April 30, 2017

PTSD scandal blighting Britain’s Armed Forces

"Cpl Shane Sweeney, who once guarded the Queen, has detailed the shocking death toll to expose the full horror of the PTSD scandal blighting Britain’s Armed Forces."
He attempted suicide five times after surviving combat.


Soldier exposes PTSD scandal wrecking thousands of lives amid fears stress killed SIX comrades in same regiment
The Mirror
BY PATRICK HILL
29 APR 2017
War veteran Shane Sweeney attempted suicide five times due to his own PTSD
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A war veteran today tells how he fears post-traumatic stress disorder claimed the lives of up to SIX men in his regiment.

Cpl Shane Sweeney detailed the shocking death toll to expose the full horror of the PTSD scandal blighting Britain’s Armed Forces.

Shane, 41, who has himself nearly committed suicide five times, bravely spoke out in support of the Sunday People’s Save Our Soldiers campaign.

The soldier - who once guarded the Queen - said: “It’s a huge problem.

“It was a really close regiment and we all looked out for and after each other, but sometimes people slip through the net.

“I believe our experience is just the tip of the iceberg. There are a lot of people suffering.”

Shane’s friends who have tragically lost their lives since suffering from PTSD all served with him on the front line as part of the Royal Regiment of Wales.

They served in conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan.

The death toll include Platoon Sgt Spencer Beynon, who died aged 43 in June last year, Sgt Major Glenn Ormiston, who died aged 41 in May 2011, and Damien Brown, who died aged 33 in June 2008.
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