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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Help rebuild my life after being diagnosed with PTSD, Depression and Anxiety as a result of my time in the armed forces.

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I have been diagnosed with PTSD, Depression and Anxiety having served in the armed forces between 2002-2006. For many years i lived my life with what i believed was “normal” behaviours. However, i hace since learnt that it was actually my mental heath, and my minds way of telling me that i wasnt well.

In July 2017 i eventually cracked, which resulted in me being hospitalised. Since then i have had a torrid time of it, with the added pressures of an ongoing divorce, which has resulted in me losing my home.

Through all of this, my children are my focus/strength, its them that help to get me up everyday. Even though i dont get to see them on a daily basis due to my mental health, they give me the daily coursge and strength to go on.

All of the issues revolving around my on going mental health, have resulted in me now being on long term sick from work. I simply want a normal life again, i accept that my mental health will never be cured, and i will always have the memories, i just want to try and get my life back on track. Everyday is a challange, its lonely being lost in your own thoughts and mental being. I want to get a home that my children can settle in, a home where i will feel safe, and where i can make my own happy memories, rather than looking at mylife and having nothig to show for the time i spent serving.

Any donations are welcomed, the stigma of mental health has a massive impact on all of us that suffer. I just want a normal life as possible, and to have more positives than negatives. Little steps are better than no steps. If every person who attended a football game donated just £1 to myself, i could build a home, start mylife over again, most inportantly get the strength from thos eho have donated, as it would show people will help those with mental health concerns and problems. I served without any warnings of how mental health could inpact me at a later date, and it has now come and crippled me many years later.

A small donation is better than no donation. Even if you are not In a position to donate, i would just like to say thank you for taking the time to read this. I like most people in life, just want to have positives in mylife, rather than just going through the daily motions.

Even if you are unable to donate, could you share this, because it might just land with someone who is in a position to help an ex serviceman.

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      Ex servicemen who serviced in Iraq, subjected to trauma that has had a huge negative impact on my life. Trying to get help, so I can rebuild my life, and hopefully start seeing positives, rather than daily negatives. I’m sick of being tired!

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