Local rides big for veteran suicide

June 29, 2023 4:12 pm in by
Credit: Michael Davey

One Shoalhaven man is riding a push bike across Australia to raise money for suicide prevention.

Local Michael Davey wants people to be more aware of mental health issues faced by veterans.

He said depression and PTSD are too common among returned soldiers.

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“We want to build awareness in the community of the plight of service personnel who do suffer trauma from their conflict, and inspire them to start a conversation.”

“It’s not a sign of weakness if you suffer from depression or PTSD.”

Mr Davey is an ex-service man, and said he suffered from PTSD when he returned to Australia.