Saturday, January 6, 2018

Useless PTSD Treatment Taking More Lives in UK

Shell-shock 'suicide' of Harry's pal who beat Taliban bombs: Decorated British soldier who fought with the Prince in Afghanistan is found dead after complaining about the Army's 'useless' PTSD treatment
Daily Mail UK
By Mark Nicol for The Mail on Sunday
6 January 2018
Prince Harry served alongside Warrant Officer Nathan Hunt, 39 in 2008 while on a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Prince Harry spent two-and-a-half months in the deadly Helmand Province

Warrant Officer Nathan Hunt, 39, from Lincoln was found dead last week
He had served in Afghanistan in a British Army desert reconnaissance unit
WO Hunt told a friend in the Royal Engineers he was struggling to cope
His role was to identify roadside bombs as they crossed Helmand Province

A decorated British soldier who fought alongside Prince Harry in Afghanistan is believed to have killed himself after complaining to colleagues about the treatment he was receiving for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Married Warrant Officer Nathan Hunt, 39, was found dead last week after confiding to Royal Engineers colleagues that he was struggling to cope with the effects of battlefield trauma. He also described the care provided to him by the Army as ‘useless’.

The father-of-one protected Prince Harry when they belonged to a British Army desert reconnaissance unit. Warrant Officer Hunt’s highly dangerous role was to identify roadside bombs encountered by the elite force as they crossed Helmand Province on secret missions to ambush the Taliban.
But last night WO Hunt’s former colleagues accused the Ministry of Defence of letting him down. One said: ‘Nathan was a cracking bloke who saved a lot of lives in Afghanistan. He fought the demons in his head for years but it seems they won in the end. He said recently at a get-together for veterans that the care he was receiving for his condition was useless and he was thinking of getting out of the Army. read more here