Thursday, December 07, 2006

U.S. Troops Not Getting The Mental Health Assistance They Need

U.S. soldiers battling mental illness as a result of their deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan are not getting the help that they need. Even those who try to seek help are often turned away, isolated by their peers and left to get worse. This situation is leading to an increasing number of suicides and other problems.

Listen to Report From NPR


Related Links

Report From Democracy Now Regarding a Marine Who Served in Iraq

A Very Good PBS Documentary About Soldiers With Mental Wounds

1 comment:

RachelsTavern said...

I heard this report. It's is sad because it seems like we love the soldiers when they go off to fight, but if they come back "damaged" then all the suddent they are a burden and we need to push them out.