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Offline Oceander

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Shootings expose mental health gaps
« on: April 03, 2014, 09:48:59 PM »

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Re: Shootings expose mental health gaps
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 10:32:07 PM »
Just my opinion, and you know what they say about those....but this is sounding more and more like this guy was shuffled off to Fort Hood from a deployed unit because he was a problem child from the get-go.  It sounds like he belonged in a padded room in a secure Army Hospital, and not at Fort Hood.  Why he was being diagnosed for PTSD there is a mystery to me, and I think in the end it will be the Army's fault yet again.

And allowing troops to carry their service weapons on base as some illiterate, unnamed radio talk jocks were suggesting today, is ludicrous and would probably not have stopped this from happening.  He suicided as the MPs confronted him,.

But yah, we have an enormous mental health problem in this country in that we rely on the Police to be the first contact with any mental health services for the many emotionally disturbed people out there.  It ain't just the Army.

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