Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 8, 2011, 2:04 p.m. EST by newearthorder
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I would like to see all returning soldiers should be required to get counseling from a civilian psychologist who is specially trained in this area. Most soldiers have a stigma about asking for help. If they are compelled by official orders they can start down a road to recovery.
The Veterans Administration has some services, but most of the time it is a long drive. Where I live it's at least 50 miles. Bush cut a lot of funding for Veterans.
Many of them have seen a lot of dead bodies and have killed themselves, and they don't really know why they had to do it. The only reason they have is that they were following orders and they were protecting their friends and fellow soldiers.
437 American Soldiers have committed suicide so far this year. That is crazy unacceptable.