Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Unacceptable Collateral Damage

Are we treating veterans with mental health issues, or are we improperly sedating them so they go away and don't bother us?

Investigator James O’Keefe, whose previous undercover videos have exposed scandals involving ACORN, PBS, and voter fraud, has interviewed people who raise disturbing questions about the VA’s inability to treat the underlying causes of veterans’ emotional problems, as it falls back on a regime of drug therapies that often mask the problems or have serious side effects that make matters worse. A video from his group Project Veritas asks why an increasing number of military graveyards are being filled with people who died at their own hands rather than in combat.

Military suicides are not dominated by combat veterans.

What percent of these veteran suicides are by combat veterans? Is this a PTSD (combat fatigue) problem or is it a VA treatment problem?