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Battle Scars: veterans and their families respond

To end the Battle Scars series on Crikey — examining the prevalence of PTSD in younger veterans — ex-military personnel and family of veterans weigh in.

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Battle Scars: why soldiers should kill with drones not guns

As part of Crikey’s Battle Scars series into mental health in the armed force, an anonymous ex-navy officer calls for more drones to avoid soldiers being so affected by what they’ve seen.

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Battle Scars: ‘I wish I could have the man I married back’

Crikey’s Battle Scars series explores the issues of mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder amongst our young veterans. One anonymous young army wife talks of living with a veteran battling PTSD.

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Battle Scars: how angry young veterans rewrote PTSD treatment

Younger veterans battling PTSD have different issues than from the Vietnam days — new treatment programs were needed. Psychologists tell Crikey how they treat those struggling with combat stress.

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Battle Scars: breaking PTSD stereotypes

As a young female navy veteran in her 30s, Hannah Parker doesn’t fit the mould of a post-traumatic stress disorder sufferer. But her story illustrates how the navy treats those who seek mental health support.

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Battle Scars: how the govt treats broken soldiers

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs is in charge of helping veterans struggling with mental health issues. Its deputy director speaks to Crikey about what the department is doing — and its future challenges.

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Battle Scars: fighting the ADF’s warrior culture on mental health

Soldiers are told to be tough, but mental scars go undiagnosed. A new Crikey investigation Battle Scars examines post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues in younger veterans.

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Military mental health plan revealed — but problem underestimated

A new Defence Force report outlines how the military plans to deal with mental health issues like alcoholism and post traumatic stress disorder among troops. The problem is being underestimated.

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