In The News10 Oct 2011
War veteran's 'don't need to cope alone'
It is world mental health day on October 10, and the Ministry of Defence has launched a campaign to promote better awareness of mental health injuries, to encourage service-people to come forward if they are suffering a mental health problem.
Called ‘Don’t bottle it up’, the campaign aims to remove the stigma from the wounds of war that can’t be seen. The military mental health charity Combat Stress – which is also launching its awareness campaign today – says 85% of veterans are too embarrassed to admit to such problems, while one in three fail to tell their families.
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