I recently had a long chat with a nice chap (ex army) from the Dorset area who collects money for the charity Combat Stress - he told me a lot about how they work - I recommend giving them a call for some expert advice before doing anything else -
follow the linky thing for your local area contact:
Like the man said, they are great and will talk and advise you 24/7.
They even helped my other half out as I was having an episode at 3 in the morning.
Nil Desperandum mate, there's folk out there who care
Good luck Kindman, it takes a lot of guts to admit you have a problem and for many it's the hardest step. Bloody good advice here and glad you've actioned it. With a 'can-do' attitude, as it's obviuos you have, you'll succeed.