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Military charity SSAFA urges veterans in Wales to seek help

Source: BBC News: Wales
Published: Wednesday 18 January, 2012

A military charity is looking at how to encourage veterans in Wales affected by traumatic experiences to seek help.

Gen Sir Kevin O'Donoghue, chair of the Soldiers, Sailors and Families Association Forces Help (SSAFA), is meeting politicians and community leaders in Cardiff on Wednesday.

He said military personnel were often proud people and reluctant to get help.

A soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was found hanged in Pembrokeshire on New Year's Day.

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