17 Jan 2020
See the video report and article here https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-dorset-51148313/dorset-veteran-s-wife-wants-more-help-for-veterans-with-ptsd
Army veteran Jamie Davis was found dead six days ago in Totton, Hampshire.
Now his wife, Alicia from Bournemouth in Dorset, has decided to speak out in the hope of raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Her husband was diagnosed with PTSD after a tour in Afghanistan with 4 Rifles and Alicia has told BBC Breakfast she wants more help to be offered to struggling veterans by the British Army.
It comes after former head of the army, General Lord Dannatt, said suicide is the ‘epidemic of our time.’
You can see the full interview on BBC iPlayer here.
If you’ve been affected by any issues in this video, help and support is available via the BBC Action Line.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
If you or a Veteran you know is suffering from PTSD, Anxiety, Loneliness or Depression, you are not alone.
The – Minds At War – Crisis Support Helpline Number is open 24/7 and a First Responder is on call at all times.
- 0800 031 4368
You can also ring this same number during normal hours and seek advice, support and guidance.