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Alan's Story: 'PTSD never leaves you, it's scary'

Alan Ley from Jersey has been living with PTSD for more than three decades.

British servicemen and women put their lives on the line for our safety. But what about those who return from the frontline?

Well for some the transition into civilian life can be overwhelming and the adjustment to living outside the armed forces can trigger mental health problems, such as Post Traumatic Stress, commonly known as PTSD.

The condition can affect anyone, but none more so than returning servicemen and women.

Those living with PTSD can find their whole lives turned upside down.

Symptoms can include severe anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and an almost constant sense of fear.

We've been to meet one islander who's battled with the condition for more than 30 years.

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Meanwhile, Jersey's government has today promised to do more to help those who've experienced a range of problems after serving in the armed forces.

The news comes amid calls for more support locally for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Jersey's Home Affairs Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore and Deputy Emilie Yerby from Guernsey's Health and Social Care Committee joined us in the studio to talk about support for veterans in the Channel Islands.

For help and support for veterans in Jersey and Guernsey visit:

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