Friday, July 16, 2010

Right Idea - Wrong Approach

We recently handled a suicide case for a family of a Marine who came home from Iraq broken. The senseless suicide of a veteran demonstrates that the mental health care that is needed is just not readily available. The VA knows this and the military knows this. However, you can not just order that it stop. You have to provide the health care resources and support. Read this article where a General essentially ordered the troops to stop committing suicide. Let’s hope the base provides the other support necessary.


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