Mental Health: Funding

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:51 pm on 12th March 2007.

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Photo of The Countess of Mar The Countess of Mar Crossbench 2:51 pm, 12th March 2007

My Lords, what observations does the Minister have on reports this weekend about the war veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq—I think the quotation was more than 20,000 of them—who were suffering from various mental health illnesses and were having to wait up to four years for treatment?


Posted on 20 Mar 2007 2:50 pm (Report this annotation)

you are treating the men & women of this country as cannon fodder
and then leaving them to rot when they return so many suffering from post traumatic distress yet they are put on waiting lists
what ever happened to taking care of your own
what do you expect when people go to war it causes untold damage to them and their families for many years
is it really worth it destroying all these lives over greed for oil which at the rate we are going will run out sooner than we think