BBC News: "Servicemen urged to seek help for mental war wounds"

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BBC News: "Servicemen urged to seek help for mental war wounds"

"The Ministry of Defence has launched a campaign to promote better awareness of the mental health injuries of war. Called "Don't bottle it up", it aims to remove the stigma from wounds that cannot be seen - and urges servicemen and women not to ignore warning signs.

The charity Combat Stress says 85% of veterans are too embarrassed to admit to depression or anxiety, while one in three fail to tell their families.

The launch coincides with World Mental Health Day."

[video=youtube;OFbZPM6_Qv4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFbZPM6_Qv4[/video]

Related Links:
Combat Stress Helpline
SSAFA Forces Line
Big White Wall: support and counselling online
Samaritans
 

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