|The U.S. Army says the 325 suicides it had last year were the most ever.|
(CNN) — The U.S. Army reported Thursday that there were 325 confirmed or potential suicides last year among active and nonactive military personnel.
http://livingwithptsd-sparkles.blogspot.com/2013/01/are-we-doing-better-caring-for-americas.html Quote by Steve Sparks from this website…
“I worry about a continued effort by the the Department of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs Department to improve the delivery of improved policies and programs for warriors returning home to life after war. It is not that we do not have appropriate policies and programs, it is in the execution and delivery where we fail. I wrote on my blog last year about local communities collaborating with the private and public sectors as the ultimate solution. We need a Public Private Partnership (PPP) that works effectively in the local communities across America. Once our veterans our “processed” following leaving the service or returning home for a break from deployment, the “soul feeding” care needed on an on-going basis at the local level is lost in the shuffle. I still have not seen anything from top that reaches out to local communities in a way that transfers the responsibility of caring for our warriors back to the communities that sent them into war and combat in the first place…”
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story
After returning from combat, many veterans struggle to readjust to life at home. Mental health care providers play a critical role in helping veterans reclaim their lives by providing care.