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'People with mental health issues hide how they feel'

PICTURED: Anil and Myshelle Carbon

A HULL army veteran who was discharged from the forces on health grounds tragically took his own life after finding it hard to adjust to civilian life, reports the Hull & East Yorkshire News.

Father of two Anil Carbon, 30, served for his country for eight years, including a tour of Afghanistan in 2010 but struggled with post traumatic stress after leaving the Army because of problems with his feet.

Tragically, Dominican-born Carbon attempted suicide on two previous occasions before he sadly hung himself on February 9, 2019, in the family home.

Carbon was taking anti-depressants and receiving counselling for his depression but his devastated family feel like more should have been done to stop him from taking his life and are speaking out in the hope his death will serve to help others.

Carbon’s grieving wife of 11 years, Myshelle, said: “Anil was a great dad and great husband, always putting everyone’s needs before his own.

“He was one of a kind and people knew him by his big teeth and big smile.

“Lots of friends and family didn’t know what was going on with him and what he was going through as he didn’t want to burden people.

‘PREVENTABLE’: Anil Carbon’s wife, Myshelle, says that his cries for help weren’t enough to get the support he so desperately needed

“His life was one of service to Queen and country and to family, but unfortunately when he left the Army, not enough support was put in place for him to move back in to civilian life.

“I feel like the mental health teams and counsellors that Anil was accessing should have listened to the family more, as I rang them so many times to say how suicidal he was feeling but they didn’t feel it was enough to step in the day before he took his own life.

“People with mental health issues hide how they truly feel and it should be the job of professionals to get them to open up so they can get better.

“Anil had two previous suicide attempts and the day before he died, he said he didn’t want to be here anymore – but it wasn’t enough to be sectioned.

“It’s too little, too late with the care that was provided to Anil but if his death can raise awareness to help somebody else to change their lives for the better, then that’s what we hope for.

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