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."


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

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