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.

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The Forgotten Fallen in numbers

There are an estimated 5 million veterans in the UK, and a further 20,000 personnel leave the forces each year.

In 2010:

  • 164 personnel had to leave the armed forces because of a psychological condition
  • Of these, 35 were diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder
  • Around one person in every 1,000 regular service personnel is discharged annually for mental health reasons

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