You don't understand PTSD if you think it's just a case of picking up a phone. There are some very good organisations to help, especially now but the last thing some ex soldiers with PTSD want to do, or think they need to do, is talk to somebody. I know ex colleagues who have suffered, I've seen it destroy them before they face up to it. One lad (who posted on here a few years ago) had it. He ended up in prison and committed suicide. He just couldn't deal with his mental condition. He ended up drinking a lot, he became very unpredictable and at times violent. In the end it was too much, he didn't seek help and he took his own life. It's such a complex condition and when it affects soldiers, who are notorious for not asking for help, it eats away at them, it breaks them down and can destroy them and their families.