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Cancel Trump's parade and use the money to address this issue
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Veterans are like others in our society - whatever maybe going on within themselves has to be picked up by either themselves or those around them in order for treatment to be initiated.

 

Remember they also turn the gun or some other deadly method onto themselves too.

 

The VA started this last summer-

Chicago Trib 03/2017 - VA expands mental health care for vets with less than honorable discharge


I am talking about using them for self-medication and thus these substances mask the true problem of mental health and stability.

 

Then you have the problem of few psychiatrist actually working within our health care systems -all of them - public and private.  

 


This is an issue that obviously is growing exponentially and yet, Trump's budget left funding for VETERAN MENTAL HEALTH at exactly what Obama's last budget was.

 

I do not disagree with any of your points, but with a growing epidemic and static funding, the government won't be able to help those that need help the most.

 

This increase in VETERAN violence toward civilians is very concerning.

 

 

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You posted about this back in November 2017

https://community.aarp.org/t5/Politics-Current-Events/YET-ANOTHER-MASS-SHOOTING-PERPETRATED-BY-A-VET...

 

Veterans are like others in our society - whatever maybe going on within themselves has to be picked up by either themselves or those around them in order for treatment to be initiated.

 

Remember they also turn the gun or some other deadly method onto themselves too.

 

The VA started this last summer-

Chicago Trib 03/2017 - VA expands mental health care for vets with less than honorable discharge

 

We have problems with alcohol and drugs in this country that adds to the problem - and I am not talking about addiction only.   I am talking about using them for self-medication and thus these substances mask the true problem of mental health and stability.

 

Then you have the problem of few psychiatrist actually working within our health care systems -all of them - public and private.  These are the doctors that can prescribe and actually treat people with severe mental disease as in and out patients.

 

 

 

* * * * It's Always Something . . . Roseanne Roseannadanna
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YET ANOTHER VETERAN INVOLVED MASS SHOOTING

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Is it me or does it seem like every other week we read of a VETERAN, brandishing a semi-automatic weapon, killing civilians in untold numbers?

 

Something is really wrong within our system for VETERANS to be the perpetrators of mass shootings 33% of the time; while they only make up 13% of the population.

 

These people are being trained to kill, return home, and due to what can only be described as an epidemic; are using violence against the people they were sworn to protect.

 

The government needs to look into this epidemic and assign additional monies to address it before these shootings become an everyday occurrence.

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