‘No More Falling Soldiers’
Military veteran Shaun Johnson is on a mission
Documentary: Military veteran, Shaun Johnson investigates the difficulties of Military transition to civilian life.
Shaun Johnson has an inspirational story of overcoming severe difficulties on leaving the Army after a serious injury. He suffered from PTSD, became homeless and attempted suicide. He was only saved by chance and hospitalised for ten weeks.
Now a fully recovered Shaun Johnson is on a mission, to investigate why more servicemen have died by suicide since serving in Afghanistan than the total number of British servicemen killed in Afghanistan during the conflict
The struggle with Mental Health problems, e.g. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the self-medicating with alcohol and drug, latest survey – thousand of veterans homeless, huge rise of ex-servicemen in prison and for an alarming and growing number; the way out is suicide.
Shaun now works at the Poppy Factory as the Employment Coordinator dealing with injured, wounded and sick Veterans and lives in secure accommodation at the Stoll Foundation, a military housing charity.
Shaun is also a director of the Soldiers Arts Academy, who this year are bringing their award winning “Soldier On” play to the West End. And is often on TV and in the Press talking about ex-servicemen and mental health issues.
Falling Soldiers will investigate if the Armed Forces Covenant is working and look at support/rehabilitation by military charities and the arts, tell the stories of of our ex-servicemen and hopefully offer solutions
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