After the recent thread about a demonstration taking place London to raise the issue of mental health problems in ex-service men. What I've been thinking about is the attitudes towards mental health issues in the military. Not just from the medical side but the general attitudes in the blokes and in the CoC. What sort of attitudes have people seen towards people suffering with and trying to get help for mental health issues whilst serving? I can't help thinking that if we could get rid of the stigma that surrounds mental health issues in the military it might help reduce the number of people being discharged with these problems as they might be more likely to come forward with these problems at the time the symptoms start to appear. Would raising the service communities awareness of mental health issues that can arise whilst serving wether it be PTSD or other problems? Would it be easy to try and remove the stigma attached to mental health issues?