AN army veteran, 30, hanged himself after struggling to adjust to civilian life after serving in Afghanistan, a court heard.

Dad-of-two, Anil Carbon, who had attempted suicide twice before and suffered with PTSD, was found in his family home.

Mr Carbon served his country for eight years and completed a tour of Afghanistan in 2010 but was forced to leave the military due to foot issues.

Hull Coroners Court heard he was taking anti-depressants and receiving counselling for his depression, but wasn't sectioned – despite openly admitting that he didn't want to live.

Mr Carbon left behind his wife Michelle, who says more could have been done to prevent her husbands death.

Speaking to HullLive: "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.

"Anil was a great dad and great husband, always putting everyone's needs before his own. He was one of a kind."

"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.


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"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."

Dominican-born Anil came from a family of servicemen and police officers and grew up wanting to help people.

Michelle believes that people who work n the services should get additional assistance for their mental health without it being a question of cost.

As well as experiencing depression, Anil, who had six siblings, suffered with crippling anxiety when Hurricane Maria hit his hometown of Dominica in 2017.

Mrs Carbon said that there were "no warning signs" to start, but she came across his mobile and saw he had been writing suicide notes.

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