The Cost of Combat Stress: A Billion A Year

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    I have been to the VA Hospital and Mental Health is always jam packed, alot of the times these people are only getting pills thrown at them and very little else.
     
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    Military life can be stressful in many ways, in a certain sense, I wish they brought back the draft, so duty was shared, but then I think how it hurt so many.

    "He hauled out an opaque plastic box, about the size of a suitcase. “I’ll send for it later,” he said, “but I know you’ll keep it safe.”

    Sure, Andy, I said. I’ll keep it safe.

    Later that night I lay awake and wondered: What on Earth is in that box?"

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    There are also huge waits for people to get treatment for PTSD.
     
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    Yes but their quick with the pills though, I got sleeping pills the same day I went in there.
     

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