10/18/2013 12:41 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

'Please know that I need to stop the pain'

On Wednesday, CBC brought you the story of Mike Pehlivanian, a Canadian veteran facing criminal charges after a struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Now Jason Proctor looks back at the tragic story of Cpl. Stuart Langridge, a Canadian soldier who killed himself after tours in Bosnia and Afghanistan left him with post-traumatic stress disorder.

What is Veterans Affairs doing - or not doing - for men and women returning from war? And is this just the beginning of a wave of similar cases?