Is the U.S. Army Losing Its War on Suicide?

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    Military Suicides Up Among Soldiers in Repeat Army Tours - TIME

    I recall posting yet another article about this issue a couple months ago. And here we stand today as a country, the position in even worse shape. President Obama, Congress, and others involved need to put aside partisan bickering for once and deal with this. Not tomorrow, two weeks from now, or even today but rather months ago.

    This is certainly one of those issues that never go away.

    Sadly, this goes along with this:

    Print: Disposable Soldiers

    Yet another issue as many of you who have been around awhile know, that I comment extensively on.

    The issue of the U.S Military, more specifically the VA dismissing soldiers with "Personality Disorder" in order to not pay for medical bills. This problem has only gotten significantly worse, least since I had created my specific group on this topic back in 2008.

    So for those of you who got all riled up on the healthcare issue, for either side, take the time out now to contact your congressmen or congresswomen on this issue. I ask this not as a Liberal, not as a USMB user, but as one human being to another.
     
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    Combat is hell esp in a mixed civie and combatant situation.
    I remember Nam, wish I didn't but I do.
     
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    We're at war with suicide?
     
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    Take a look at all the contributing factors such as how the troops are treated when they come home, especially by those who oppose the war either specifically or in general. It's a tough issue, but the fact is that suicide by combat vets is nothing new. Only the awareness is new, and that's pretty sad.
     
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    Maybe Obama could tack a bill to help our military onto the back of some outrageously crappy bill that doesn't stand a chance in hell of passing.... then, the left can scream 'you hate the military' at anyone who votes against it. Nice way to pass shit or be branded forever as someone who voted against saving the lifes of the military.
     
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    Anyone counting on Obama doing much at all for the military is betting on the wrong horse.
     
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    I seem to recall the right doing exactly that at some point during the Bush Administration, but I could be wrong.

    However, perhaps we can go one thread without partisan politics and without having that need to attack Obama? :eusa_eh:
     
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    Haven't you heard?

    Suicide hates us for our freedom.
     

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