Hi everyone and hope you are well? I was thinking earlier on, whilst I was out on a bike ride, about what has been going on over the last few Months and how hard this has been for everyone.
I just want to say you are all doing amazing and you should be proud of yourself, don't you think? No? Well why not? You have gotten through one of the hardest times we have exeperienced since early on this century
Things have been confusing, scary and just a total game changer.
Now life is getting back to normal, what normal life will look like I must admit I don't know and only time will tell.
The next thing im about to say, may be triggering. I read earlier on Today about an SAS Sergeant with PTSD, who took his own life. I cannot say what he was going through, as the only person who really knows is the person who it is happening to. Military service and the harsness and sorrows of the experiences are harrowing. Although I had only a short time in the Marines, the training you receive in each service is second to none and tries as much as possible to prepare you for war and the harshness of the environments you will be going into
Whilst you are trained for war, you are not really trained for how you think and feel about these experiences. Each person is an individual and although post care has improved, it is really assisted with the service charites like combat stress and others that has really assisted.
Our service people are amazing and protect our nation and others from people wishing to do evil. One of the things the Government did was to reintroduce street parades to give soldiers that sense of separation in the mind from the war zone, whilst it is a good measure to have and demonstrates the appreciation of the public, more needs to be done.
Having lost friends from suicide I understand the devastating effect it has on you.
Just a few thoughts from me
you that you are amazing.
As much as you think you are alone, you aren't. Lots of people love you and think you are a legend
You are a legend
I know things may seem shit now, but there is light ahead
Pick up the phone
Speak to your Doctor or healthcare professional
Speak to the samaritans.
I am not a Dr or Mentalhealth worker, just a concerned person