Ashley’s Story

Mary is sharing the story of her son Ashley, who featured in the Panorama Documentary ‘Broken by Battle’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3csvf4t in 2013, along with Dan Collins’ Mum. Mary campaigned for better mental health provision for both serving and veteran’s alike until she had her own personal breakdown. She discusses how hard inquests are for the families, as they are […]

Ali’s Story

Ali’s story reminds us that military suicide has been a problem since the military began, Lest We Forget. When we think of Military suicide we think of recent events, we think of the after effects of Iraq and Afghanistan. However, do we think of the effects of Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Kosovo, Kenya, The Falklands […]

Mandy’s Story

Mandy and her and Chris’ son J have raised a lot of money and awareness regarding military suicide and the impact it has on those left behind. J won a Soldering On award in 2019 at the age of 11because : Through his grief, young Jamie saw the value in helping others overcome theirs. Jamie also […]

Ben’s Story

This is a tragic story, told by Ben’s parents. Stories like these have an importance that has, as yet gone unrecognised by the powers that be, it’s only when the families are given a voice and a platform that lessons will be learned, the families hold the key to reducing military suicides.   Ben joined […]

Lance’s Story

Hayley Gough tells the story of the sad death of Lance Shingler in her own words: I feel it’s important to share mine and Lances story as it’s important to highlight that suicide isn’t the only part of there story.. I feel there’s a need to highlight that from the outside someone can look perfectly […]

Our Nathan’s Story

In the first of our series of stories from family members who have ‘survived’ military suicide, we meet Maria who tells the story of Nathan, his depression and eventual untimely end.   Our Nathan was born in Germany 1978 to very much an Army family.  His father in the Royal Corp of Transport and his […]

Jo Jukes ITV Interview

“I tried to get him help, I was trying to save his life and people didn’t work with me.” For years Jo Jukes lived with a war veteran husband suffering from worsening post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute depression – while desperately seeking help for him. Now she is a widow after Lance Corporal Dave […]

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