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Tell Leon Panetta: Stop Ignoring Military Suicides! ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pentagon, military, suicides, PTSD, vetarans, war, lies, troops, humanrights )

- 1493 days ago -
Please sign our petition calling on Secretary Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to investigate the rash of military suicides before it's too late, and to fight the stigma against depression and PTSD in the military.
Ten Years After Iraq Invasion, Who Shall Be Held Accountable?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: PTSD, Iraq war, politics, news, military, obama, veterans, politics, usa )

- 1497 days ago -
The justification for war was false and the victims are endless, even extending to those dying today in Syria. A bitter look back from leading Moroccan daily Le Soir.
Iraq War Casualties Still Ripple Across The Home Front
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: PTSD, Iraq war, politics, news, military, obama, veterans, politics, usa )

- 1502 days ago -
Many of the Americans who fought in Iraq returned strengthened, with newfound confidence, deep friendships and pride of service. Others have returned with mental scars, diagnosed or not
SOS! Save Our Soldiers!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, military, healthcare, TBI, PTSD, troops, war, suicide, death, (VA) veteran )

- 1552 days ago -
Newspapers across the nation this week reported an alarming fact: Military suicides outnumbered combat-related deaths in 2012. The Associated Press reported that the latest Pentagon numbers indicate a rate of nearly one suicide per day last year with 349
Help Them Heal ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, military, PTSD, prevention, family, war, government, ethics, troops )

- 1758 days ago -
War wounds come in many forms. Some service members are tragically injured with life-altering consequences. But perhaps most troubling are the invisible wounds -- those that are suffered silently and solitarily.
Justice for Vets
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Veterans, justice, courts, PTSD, Iraq, Afghanistan, CNN )

- 2161 days ago -
The National Clearinghouse for Veterans Treatment Courts. This is the most comprehensive site on the Web for Veterans Treatment Court news and resources.
Soldiers in Colorado Slayings Tell of Iraq Horrors
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, crime, ptsd, army, iraq, civilians, murder )

- 2831 days ago -
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Soldiers ...accused of murder, attempted murder or manslaughter after returning to civilian life described a breakdown in discipline during their Iraq deployment in which troops murdered civilians......
Police Sodomize Idaho Man With Taser Weapon
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: IdahoManSodomizedbyPoliceTaser, HarvardProfessorGates, PoliceBrutality, OverUseOfForce, PTSD, MentalIllness, FalseArrest, ResistingArrest, AssistancetotheIncarceratedMentallyIll, MaryNeal, AIMI, DogJustice, LarryNeal, Taser, AfricanAmerican, AttyGen )

- 2831 days ago -
As Harvard Prof. Gates learned, it is important to watch one's manners with police. The Statesman printed a transcript: OFFICER: Do you feel this? CITIZEN: Yes, sir. OFFICER: Do you feel that? That's my *#> CITIZEN: Okay. OFFICER: -Taser up your a%*.
Suicide Hot Line Got Calls From 22,000 Veterans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: army, navy, air force, marinesm coast guard, national guard, suicide, troops, us, war, military, help, va, veterans, ptsd )

- 3194 days ago -
The VA estimates that every year 6,500 veterans take their own lives. ...... of the 18 veterans who commit suicide each day, four to five of them are under VA care, and 12,000 veterans under VA care are attempting suicide each year.
Distressed War Veterans Get Day in Court
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: veterans, PTSD )

- 3293 days ago -
The the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was unable to deal with the growing number of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, cases emerging from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Iraq, Afghanistan Veteran Suicides Reach Record Level
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: soldier sucides, Iraq, Afghanistan, PTSD, depression, veterans, Walter Reed )

- 3374 days ago -
And yet we keep sending our troops into the hellhole of Iraq & Afghanistan...I weep for these men and woman who can no longer see any hope, any light at the end of the tunnel of their suffering.
Study Tracks Stress Disorder in US Combat Troops - USA/UK
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: health, usa, troops, iraq, stress, combat, ptsd, post traumatic stress disorder, afghanistan )

- 3389 days ago -
About 9 per cent of United States troops who have performed combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan report experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study led by Defence Department researchers. The study, published in the British
The Veteran's PTSD Handbook : How to File and Collect on Claims for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ptsd, post tramtic stress disorder, soidlers, veterans, filing claims, info, symptoms, diagnoses, treatments )

- 3435 days ago -
Extensive book on PTSD for Soldiers and Veterans, from symptoms, treatment, filing claims with the government, and alot of information here. As I posted on re Soliders and PTSD the other day, doing several follow ups, this is for Soliders/Vets
THere's No Promise of Tomorrow - An Iraq War Veteran Looks Back
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Marlboro Marine, James Blake Miller, Iraw War veteran, PTSD, politics )

- 3454 days ago -
Tragic, touching - don't miss this slide/video exploration of the life and mind of an Iraq War veteran of Fallujah. Don't skip the epilogue by LA Times photographer Luis Sinco.
101 G.I. Suicides Must Not Be Afterthoughts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, afghanistan, iraq, war, PTSD, Vets, suicides )

- 3539 days ago -
Oh, by the way, the Pentagon, as an afterthought to the 3,705 G.I. deaths in Iraq since the start of the war five-and-a-half years ago, said that 101 U.S. service men and women have committed suicide after returning home.

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