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02 Jan 2012

SAS should get counselling to fend off trauma later in life...


SAS soldiers should be forced to take up counselling to avoid post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) later in life, the widow of a Troubles veteran has said.

Martin Pratt, who served with the elite regiment during the 1970s and ’80s, developed severe nightmares and flashbacks following the death of his mother – 30 years after he saw active service in Northern Ireland.

The grandfather’s life spiralled into depression and alcoholism as he battled against the illness before he died in August aged 59.

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Belfast Telegraph


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