After 16 years in the military, in which he became a Special Forces Commando Officer, Heston Russell thought, like many veterans, that the path ahead was fairly straight forward.
He secured a well paid civilian job, bought an inner-city apartment and lived a life that looked perfect. On paper.
Behind the façade, Heston says he was struggling.
“I went from a highly trained military officer to having suicidal thoughts. After much education and therapy, I now realise that my transition from military life to civilian life was not ideal. I had lost my why, my purpose,” Heston said.
“In the military, we are trained to serve our…