Many personnel either return to smoking having quit for years or take up smoking as a means of coping with the stress, like an emotional crutch.
Don't Suffer In Silence.
I appreciate how difficult it can be to admit to superior officers or senior personnel, for fear of being ridiculed or thought less of for not being able to cope, nobody wants to or should feel that way. There is no shame or embarrassment in being affected by the physical and/or mental pressures of your job.
I would have hoped that the service would look after you, but it is becoming clear, in certain situations, that it sadly isn't the case, especially if you have served your term or retired.
As my way of showing my appreciation and gratitude for your Service and Protection, I am pleased to provide concessionary rates for treatment to all serving personnel and veterans of our Armed Forces and Emergency Services. Please contact me for full details.
Signed Up To Serve Not To Suffer.
Signing up to serve shouldn't mean suffering, but sadly, for many of you serving in our Armed Forces and Emergency Services you are doing just that. The everyday stresses and strains, the sights that you witness can have a detrimental effect on some of you more than others, but there isn't any shame in that. We are all individuals and we all react differently to situations and events.
20% of Armed Forces veterans suffer mental illness, such as Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse (generally alcohol).
55% of Emergency Service personnel suffer stress.
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