There are an estimated 5 million veterans in the UK, and a further 20,000 personnel leave the forces each year.
- 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
Lance Sergeant Dan Collins hanged himself after serving in Afghanistan. His mother told Geraint Vincent the trauma haunted him to the end
The former Defence Secretary Liam Fox has spoken out about the need to change attitudes towards soldiers with mental health issues.
As part of his series, ITV News Correspondent Geraint Vincent examines if enough is being done for soldiers with mental health issues.