Posted by: dohgonuniversity | August 13, 2009

V8-4

“By the time somebody is homeless, I think it’s safe to assume that we’ve missed a lot of warning.”
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/A-Roundtable-with-Military-Reporters/

“This is the worst time to take away the help they need because right now is the time they need it most.”
http://www.delphosherald.com/2009/08/11/biggest-cuts-slam-mental-health-services/

“The Army pounds it into your head until it is instinct: Kill everybody, kill everybody… Then they just think you can just come home and turn it off.”
http://socialistworker.org/2009/08/11/when-war-comes-home

“That’s not me. I never had these thoughts until after I got out. I just don’t feel like myself.”
http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/4475-the-suicide-of-the-united-states.html

“Although many things are known about memories that form from repeat experiences, not much is known with regard to how some memories form with just one exposure.”
http://www.sciencecodex.com/researchers_unravel_mystery_behind_longlasting_memories

“This is the longest we have been at war with a volunteer force… and so we are a bit on uncharted territory.”
http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=5335

The advocacy groups sued the government in 2007, saying the VA had made mental health care virtually unavailable to thousands of discharged soldiers…
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/13/MN51197NHC.DTL

[PTSD] is complicated, misunderstood, and comes on a scale of one to ten which the government skims over. Veterans either have PTSD or they don’t under the current system. In reality it is far more complex.
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/august122009/ptsd_condition_tk_8-12-09.php

How the justice system has been manipulated to put astonishing numbers of vets with PTSD and other psychiatric injuries behind bars.
http://www.alternet.org/world/140828/the_tragedy_of_our_%27disappeared%27_veterans/

“PTSD does not just affect the member, it totally destroys the whole family.”
http://www.northumberlandnews.com/news/article/133145

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