Sep 10

Wounds of war – when the human fallout goes beyond the battlefield

And then there are the other, less immediately obvious wounds. The Australian  Defence Force says four Afghanistan veterans – one had also seen duty in Iraq –  have committed suicide.  All  were still in military service when they took  their lives. Accurate records are not kept of suicides among veterans once they  leave.  Thousands more will probably present with post-traumatic stress in coming years.
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/wounds-of-war–when-the-human-fallout-goes-beyond-the-battlefield-20120420-1xcgo.html#ixzz262KJ1Qtr

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