Originally Posted by Markp
That is NOT true. I work in Military Mental Health, and I think you are painting what we do with a broad brush that doesn't capture the truth about how we treat our clients.
First Sir thank you for your service.
I will take your word of course because you are there.
But in defense of rbthntr64 his words are the rumor that prevail..
Even if it is just a rumor, that could be enough to keep our young heroes from seeking help.
I go to mental health at the V.A. clinic and speak openly with my Psysh.
We "CANNOT" keep sending our young into harms way, without these young heroes breaking.
The darn problem is they cut the budget in the Psych. Dept. at the V.A. just when they needed it most.
My Doctor is a Lebanese Doctor who grew up in the war torn middle east.
A nicer more pro Vet man you could not meet. He is my friend.
Too many tours for these kids. Enough is enough. The mind can only take so much trauma before it gives in.
The V.A. MUST MUST put money into programs, so we do not have a repeat of the horrible suicide rate we saw with my Viet-Nam brothers.
Your work and the work of others in mental health "save lives".
Thank you. 4th 3/12 Charlie co.