More Assistance Required for PTSD Soldiers After Suicides Double Afghanistan Deaths

A military veterans advocacy group is encouraging troops suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to seek help, after suicides from the condition this year doubled the number of deaths during the war in Afghanistan. Partners of Veterans Association WA secretary Kerry McDonnell said both current and ex-service military servicemen and women should be supported with…

More Support Needed for Young and Old Military Veterans Affected By PTSD

The Returned Services League (RSL) is calling for more support for military veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with fast rising numbers of young and older veterans affected by the condition. Western Australian RSL branch Chief Executive Officer John McCourt said PTSD needed to be acknowledged and addressed to battle the growing incidence of mental…

PTSD Targeted As Focus For Veterans Health Week

10 years can pass before war veterans show signs of post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with the State Government aiming to target the disorder ahead of Veterans’ Health Week. Veterans Issues Minister Peter Tinley will raise the disorder faced by war veterans as part of the Veterans’ Health Week, where he will open the week on…