What do you think? How can the NHS better serve army veterans?
With the news that UK soldier and veteran suicides outnumber deaths while serving in Afghanistan, it appears that not enough psychological care is offered to troops when they return home. Arguably, the responsiblity for this care lies with the army, but rightly or wrongly many of those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will end up in NHS care.
What do you think?
- Is the NHS equipped to deal with PTSD?
- What strategies would you suggest for ensuring all veterans get the care they need?
- Are mental health wards appropriate environments for those suffering from mood disorders?
- What’s been your experience of working with armed forces and post-traumatic stress?
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