Mental Health Problems in the UK military

  • There have been five suicides in 2010 among military personnel in the UK - a downward trend compared to previous years. (DASA on behalf of MOD)
  • In 2010, of the 3,942 mental disorders diagnosed in military personnel in 2010, 1,568 were adjustment disorders, 835 were a depressive episode and 249 were Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (DASA on behalf of MOD)
  • The effect of PTSD on British troops who served in Afghanistan and Iraq will result in 20.1% (equivalent to about 38,500 troops) developing probable PTSD or a common mental health disorder. (Kings Centre for Military Health Research in 2010)


The Forgotten Fallen?

An ITV News investigation has uncovered fears that not enough is being done for soldiers and veterans who are suffering from mental illness, as a result of the effects of warfare.