In 2010, 3,942 UK Armed Forces personel were assessed with a mental disorder:
- 1,568 were adjustment disorders [adapting to a significant life change]
- 835 were a depressive episode
- 249 were post-traumatic stress disorder
The British military provides mental health care in the UK through 15 Departments of Community Mental Health.
Two mothers whose sons committed suicide a week apart last month are campaigning to raise awareness of their suicide.
In the United States, suicides in the military have claimed more lives than the fighting.
Soldier Liam Smith suffers terrible mental trauma. He believes the Taliban are in his wardrobe. He's even tried to carve off his face.