Politicians are dragging their feet on Veteran Mental Health Issues

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    On average, 18 veterans commit suicide in America every day. The need for improved mental health care is absolutely urgent! The more popular support we rally, the more we can push the politicians and stakeholders who are dragging their feet on this critical issue. Please help get the message out there by watering this video and pass this to as many people as you can: youtube.com/watch?v=6VmUulPab4M

    Here, I put in a link that works for you, since you can't post links here until you've had 15 posts. But thank you for posting this! -Echo Zulu

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VmUulPab4M[/ame]
     
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    The government has always treated the military like crap. What do you expect?
     
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    they are just peons to enrich the politicians
     
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    what person is power has ever cared about the military or people under them?
     
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    Thanks for your advocacy and good luck with your cause.
     
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    Republicans have always fucked the veterans. It's why McCain had a 20% rating and a grade of D from Veterans Groups. But they are best at playing the "patriot card". Veterans will never get proper benefits as long as Republicans can filibuster.
     
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    Wait a minute now I saw Bob Dole say that they were taking care of that after he and someone else were appoiinted to a special panel or somesuch on the issue under Bush...
    This was a few years ago.....
     
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    It's taken the VA 5 years to finally diagnose my stepson with severe PTSD.
    It's so bad that they have made him leave his job as he can't safely socialize with groups of people over an extended period of time.
    They are scheduling cognitive behavioral therapy for him.

    Of all the pages I have read on PTSD, I find this sentence the most haunting:
    Ya see, he was with 3/4 Marines when they were the first units across the Iraqi border from Afghanistan.
    They blasted their way all the way to Baghdad, leaving carnage behind them....


    Anyway...I hope the VA can do right by him. He hasn't held a jod for more than a month since he got home. The man is badly haunted.

     
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    you should look into private mental health for him if you can afford. I would never want to trust my kid's mental health and the rest of their life to the VA
     
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    We can't right now (but I'm about to take a great job) and his wife is the only only one working in their household, so.......
     

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