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Friday, June 29, 2012

Fort Bragg Shooting

Soldier dead, two others injured in Fort Bragg Shooting

These wars are far too psychologically tolling on the young Americans who are enlisting in the Armed Forces wanting to serve our country. So many join the Armed Forces out of high school, these are young people with a desire to serve who are cast into horrendous scenes in Afghanistan. While this article doesn't state that this was done by someone suffering from a mental health issue, the Army needs to take massive steps to address this, isn't that statistic true now that far more soldiers are victim to suicide than enemy action? Mental health needs to be less stigmatized and soldiers who are suffering need to be given an option to without consequence and safely be allowed to get the treatment they need, even if it means being given the option to go off duty if their condition necessitates it.

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