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Combat Stress marks World Mental Health Day 2018 with a social media ‘takeover’

Combat Stress marks World Mental Health Day 2018 with a social media ‘takeover’

Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health, is asking veterans and their families to share their own stories of dealing with mental health issues on their Twitter and Facebook accounts on Wednesday 10 October to mark World Mental Health Day.

They are hoping that sharing these stories with remove the stigma of mental health issues.

Next month the nation commemorates the centenary of the end of the First World War, a conflict that saw more than 80,000 cases of shell shock reported. Combat Stress was founded in 1919 and has since treated thousands of former servicemen and women struggling with their mental health. In the last decade, the charity has seen a 97% increase in veterans seeking help.

Sue Freeth Chief Exec of Combat Stress said: “We want to let veterans, their families and friends know that if they have any concerns about mental health, we’re here for them.”

Veterans and their families can call the Combat Stress 24-hour Helpline on 0800 138 1619 for free confidential advice and support. You can also text them on 07537 404 719 (standard charges may apply for texts) or visit combatstress.org.uk to find out how to get support.


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