Special investigation: Hidden epidemic of military suicides
Andrea Tierney, whose ex-army partner Simon McGovern took his own life, tells Aasma Day why she believes suicide among veterans is a huge and hidden issue
Former soldier Simon McGovern was a “funny, witty guy who could light up a room” and was in a loving relationship.
But ultimately he was unable to defeat the demons of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and alcoholism, and ended up taking his own life at the age of just 39.
His partner Andrea Tierney has now spoken out about the worst moment of her life, in the hope it helps the campaign to have veteran suicides properly reported and... read more
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