Steve 'Commando' Willis Has Revealed Something Devastating
He is renowned for his tough personality but Steve ‘Commando’ Willis has let us see a different side to him, talking to News.com.au about his battle with depression.
The 40-year-old has said that he has been dealing with is own ‘issues’ and that he has 'struggled as much as anybody over the years with dealing with my head'.
Steve has claimed that his time in the Army has been a major factor in his mental state, and the transition from military to civilian life was ‘scary as hell’.
'Stepping out from under that umbrella of the military and serving your country, which has so much meaning and purpose to it, you leave it, and then you end up asking yourself, "Who am I?"' he said.
Steve was dealing with life and death scenarios throughout his military career and has revealed that the stress could be overwhelming at times.
He said 'You become a product of your environment and if it’s not upbeat, then it can be very serious, and you take that seriousness with you when you leave the military.'
The TV personality has seen the devastating effect depression can have on people, with 10 of his former colleagues committing suicide.
'I’ve had a lot of mates who have done many tours and its affected their psyche,' the former Biggest Loser coach said.
'Before you know it, you find yourself going down a rabbit hole and, unfortunately for some, they don’t come back,' he added.
Steve is now an ambassador for suicide prevention organisation R U OK?
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