(In the photo above John holds the photo of his son Nathan days before his life ended)
John Shanahan continues to raise awareness about Mental Health issues and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which took his son's life. Nathan Shanahan was a former SAS soldier in the Australian Army and CFA Fire Fighter who passed away last year December 22nd.
John spoke with Garrath and Gabe on Ballarat Today about how Nathans death has affected the family and the difficulties that many veterans face when seeking help from the Veteran's Affairs Department.
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