It ensures that you re-evaluate everything & # 39 ;: Terry Butcher talks about the broken hearts of his family at the tragic death of the 35-year-old son Christopher
- Former captain of Royal Artillery Christopher suffered post-traumatic stress
- He was found dead at the age of 35 by his father in the parental home in Suffolk
- A judicial investigation found that Christopher was being chased by his war experiences
Fraser Mackie for The Scottish Mail on Sunday
Terry Butcher first talked about how he and his family have dealt with it since the tragic death of his son Christopher.
As a former captain in the Royal Artillery, Christopher suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after traveling through Iraq and Afghanistan.
He was found dead at the age of 35 by his father in the parental home in Suffolk in October 2017.
Terry Butcher spoke for the first time about how he and his family have dealt with it
A judicial investigation found that he was being chased by his war experiences and turned to drug use after his discharge from the army.
After the hearing last May, the captain of ex-England and Rangers criticized the levels of mental health and care that his son was at the disposal of the armed forces.
Butcher admits that the heartache has prompted him and his wife Rita to re-evaluate everything and invest more precious time with his other two boys, Edward and Alistair.
& # 39; We'll get there, & # 39; said Butcher. & # 39; It is heavy. That is 15 months ago. We have each other now, more than anything else, and we just get through.
& # 39; It is very difficult to talk about and I do not want to talk about it as such. It is not fun, what the circumstances were.
A judicial investigation found that Christopher was being chased by his war experiences and turned to drugs
& # 39; We have two other sons who are doing well. So we take care of them. If there is something, the family comes closer.
& # 39; The two other boys are in Southampton. Middle Son married last year, we had a brilliant time. It makes you appreciate them more.
I can go downstairs to see them more and take care of them in my situation of semi-retirement and work when I want to work.
& # 39; It ensures that you re-evaluate everything, really. Our family may not have sought the help we could have done and that we should have done, I do not know.
We might be the old-fashioned, stiff upper lip. We continue with it. But you can not afford to do that now. You must get help.
& # 39; There is help there that was not there. & # 39;