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Help UK Soldiers Recover from PTSD and Regain Their Lives

Organized by: Ava Russell

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THE STORY:

The UK Ministry of Defence is currently being accused of continuing to use an anti-malaria drug called Lariam to protect military personnel deployed to places where malaria is still widespread, such as sub-Saharan Africa, South-east Asia and South America, against the disease. There is growing evidence that Lariam causes mental health issues amongst its users; in fact, at least 994 military personnel have been treated for psychosis, severe depression and hallucinations at psychiatric hospitals and mental clinics after being prescribed the drug since 2008.

If this accusation is indeed true, the Ministry has a lot to answer for. In the meantime, the issue of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a growing issue amongst the military that needs to be addressed. It's no secret that soldiers who come home from being deployed at a war zone usually suffer from some form of PTSD. The more serious cases could not cope with daily living and, thus, need help.

I am asking you to give back to these soldiers who have fought for our freedom and way of living at the forefront. Donate to Mind, an NGO that focuses on mental health issues. Let's help our soldiers recover from PTSD and live normally again.

Sincerely,
Ava Russell
Project Manager and Writer, "A Guide to How to Pass a Saliva Drug Test"

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