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Ex-Soldier In Tears As He Issues Important Message About Mental Health
9 October 2018, 19:09
A former soldier broke down in tears as he delivered an important message to LBC listeners on mental health: “Get help, don’t leave it.”
He served in the military and has been waiting for a PTSD assessment since June this year.
According to a report, delays in mental health treatment are “ruining people’s lives”.
Mental health patients are waiting so long for NHS care, they end up unemployed, divorced or broke, a Royal College of Psychiatrists survey found.
John, who is being supported by his wife, broke down in tears as he shared his story.
“I just get by day-to-day,” he told Eddie.
And he wanted to tell LBC listeners in a similar position not to stay silent.
“Get help, don’t leave it,” he finished.
Watch the powerful call to LBC above.