A veterans’ mental health charity has launched a new campaign to reveal the isolation experienced by veterans with military-related trauma. Combat Stress collaborated with Channel 4’s in-house creative agency to create the film ‘Combat Stress – Bring Them Home’.
The film shows how mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can leave former servicemen and women withdrawn and isolated from family, friends and their community. It features a group of real-life veterans who have served in conflicts including Northern Ireland, Gulf War, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Sue Freeth, of Combat Stress, explained how after leaving the Armed Forces, veterans may physically be at home but psychologically can be trapped in the past.
(Forces Network News, 29th April 2019)