Posted by: dohgonuniversity | August 18, 2009

V8-6

Documentary on PTSD needs help to reach completion (still)
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/april022009/ptsd_doc_3-26-09.php

“Battle remorse. Self-loathing. Anger. Shame. They start to eat away at your mind and you start thinking that if you drink, it will go away. But it got worse.”
http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_13121576?nclick_check=1

… he turned to marijuana and later cocaine to “escape a lot of memories” of war…
http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Headlines/frtHEAD02081609.htm

The Army plans to require that all 1.1 million of its soldiers take intensive training in emotional resiliency.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/health/18psych.html?_r=1&hp

US soldiers show increased levels of the disorder one year after returning from the war zone. This is exactly the opposite pattern to that which is typically seen…
http://www.mindhacks.com/blog/2009/08/standing_together_ag.html

“He’s showing us that the funding is there to help people coming back with these new type of disabilities — these traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, the homeless. These are missions that before were promised, but he’s claiming a delivery.”
http://ktar.com/?nid=6&sid=1200428

There are going to be many veterans returning with PTSD and other illnesses and if the VA does not attend to these returning veterans then they are just a guilty of the crimes committed by these returning Veterans especially when they ask for help over and over only to be denied over and over again.
http://thesop.org/military/2009/08/17/returning-war-veterans-need-more-help-from-va

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  1. I have lost my husband and he lost himself. There is so much anger, isolation and withdrawl inside of him after he came home from a year in Iraq.
    He wants to come back to himself and those around him but cannot because of pain, anger and frustration.
    I want to help him and others like him. It is very sad and depressing to see those you love go through this. My husband was strong before Iraq and very resilient, now I hardly know him.
    We have a responsibility to care for those who have served our country. He did not get assistance when he came home just three months of leave. He was a reservist and left to the community which did not understand the acts of war nor how to treat him.
    I am glad to see something is finally being done.
    Malinda


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