PTSD: How I turned my life around on a potter’s wheel

At least 13,000 hero soldiers left HOMELESS after leaving the military - and almost all have PTSD

Former head of the British Army, General the Lord Dannatt, has joined forces with The Mail on Sunday in a bid to improve mental healthcare for serving soldiers – which medical experts say is ‘on its knees’ due to Government spending cuts.

Last night, Lord Dannatt called for a 24/7 helpline to help prevent traumatised soldiers taking their own lives.

Since 1995, more than 400 serving Servicemen and women have killed themselves, a statistic he says is an indictment of the Ministry of Defence’s attitude towards mental illness. Cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have also nearly doubled in the last ten years.

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