Thursday, November 15, 2007
Growing suicide toll among troops!
Read this It is appalling and a national disgrace how the government has turned its back on our troops suffering with Post Traumatic Stress from the horrors they've witnessed in the service of their country.Regretfully only the tip of the iceberg of this problem has been touched on and in the years to come,more and more of our service personnel will come forward and admit they have a problem once the stigma of combat stress has been removed.At the moment serving soldiers risk an end to their career if diagnosed with PTSD,more needs to be done to ease their burden and help NOT hinder them!
And closer to home for me,the 14,000 reservists and Territorial Army soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and have been abandoned on their return to civilian life,thrown out on the rubbish tip,no longer needed and ignored,the government not even bothering to record how many are suffering with combat stress because in the eyes of Whitehall,they no longer matter!
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