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Talk on stress experienced by soldiers

The plight of soldiers suffering from mental health problems is being highlighted this month.

The charity Combat Stress was founded at the end of World War I to help troops returning from the trenches heal their psychological wounds.

Army mother Laura Nottingham, in cooperation with the Army benevolent Fund, has arranged for Major-General David Rutherford-Jones to visit the Island, to give a talk about how soldiers are trained and the work of Combat Stress.

She says the macho atmosphere in the army makes talking about mental illness difficult (play audio file):

The talk and fund raising event is due to be held at the Manx Museum on April 16.

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