2015 Suicide statistics. Why is the government failing?

Good article.

Amanda Strah Gilliam

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Military suicide and ptsd related deaths in the past few years has risen to all time highs. As budget cuts amongst each branch of the military and zero tolerance policy for even the slightest mistake, service members now more than ever need help. The VA is taking advantage of this horrifying statistic. Most service members who are getting dismissed from the military with bad paperwork (a less than honorable discharge) are getting denied basic VA benefits they are entitled to. According to the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, Congress deemed that other-than-honorable discharges can only bar a veteran from basic VA services if the individual’s misconduct led to a dishonorable discharge in a court-martial due to serious crimes. Misconduct that the military would have reprimanded, but not deemed necessary, to give a veteran the boot are now experiencing this deplorable fate.

In 2013, according to a press release by Bradford…

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