Depression help needed in stress jobs
IN REFERENCE to the young ex- soldier who allegedly murdered his ex- partner – we send our young men to Afghanistan and other war- torn countries. I don’t think anyone is ever prepared for the killings.
They come home and are so depressed but do the forces help them? Apparently not.
It’s the same for police and ambulance paramedics who see death all the time. A few of my friends who have been in the police force have committed suicide or were so depressed they lose their family.
They are the lowest paid people but are expected to continue with life as though nothing has happened. How many families have been torn apart? Come on, give them the support they need.
I don’t condone violence, I hate arguments and confrontation. I know what depression does to families. I have two children with depression and worry daily that the police are going to come to my door.
So help them when they come home. They might not think they need help, but insist.