I was right about Fort Hood after the massacre. I was right in 2009 when I warned about pushing "resilience" training" pushing more over the edge toward suicide. Right on pushing medication instead of therapy. Right on the need to address the spiritual aspect of all of this and while I really hope to be proven wrong on this, it won't just be time deciding how much I know. This time it will be even more lives lost.
Army: Health care for PTSD troops to suffer under budget cuts
By Kristina Wong
The Washington Times
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Army is worried about losing its civilian behavioral health care providers — who help troops deal with post traumatic stress disorder and other maladies — if they are forced to take 22 days of unpaid leave this year, an Army official said Tuesday.
About 60 percent of the Army’s 4,500 behavioral health care workers are civilians who would be subject to furloughs under the military’s spending reduction plan, said Col. Rebecca Porter, chief of behavioral health in the Office of the Army Surgeon General.
Speaking at breakfast meeting of a defense writers group in Washington, Col. Porter said the furloughs will result in longer wait times for care and fewer clinic hours for troops and their families.
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