I know they built hospitals to care for returning WWI men because I worked in one of them.
Stop denying and perpetuating the stigma.
Listen to your warriors: Rick Hillier calls for public inquiry in wake of soldier suicides
Former chief of defence staff Rick Hillier fears more soldiers may take their own lives over this holiday season and is calling for a board of inquiry or Royal Commission into what the military is doing to help those with mental health problems.
In an interview with CBC Radio’s The House, retired general Hillier told host Evan Solomon the recent apparent suicides of four serving Canadian soldiers was a tragic and needless loss of life.
“What a tragedy it is and I really do worry about this next period of time, as we head into the Christmas season, that we could in fact see more,” because personnel may feel more alone in the Christmas season as they are away from their combat units and comrades.
Invisible injuries far, far outnumber direct casualties.