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After the army, I had post-traumatic stress disorder. Now I run a cafe

This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses on dealing with trauma. As a former soldier, I know how hard it is to ask for help I loved the army. It gave me a structure and a sense of camaraderie I will never forget. I could just about deal with the racial abuse I experienced at the beginning of my army career and I came to see it as family. But I wasn’t prepared for the impact those years of service would have on the rest of my life.
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