No surprise here considering what soldiers are facing overseas. Little over 2 years ago, Congress curbed the military’s usual practice of separating men and women with combat-related stress especially when it came to a pre-existing personality disorder (here I am thinking hmmm perhaps depression?)
Veterans who are discharged under these conditions typically are left without VA healthcare. (WTF?) Seems to me when a soldier is thrown into the midst of battle and has fought for our country and for the rights of millions of others, THEIR rights are left to the wayside, left instead to fend for themselves; and we wonder why the % of homeless men and women tend to be veterans.
According to the Army Times, the military is also giving out administrative discharges to those soldiers who are labeled with “adjustment disorders” and these too carry no benefits. (?????)
We spend trillion$ of dollar$ on this war, million$ upon million$ of dollar$ on civilian contractors but we cannot help out these soldiers when they have fallen?
Something stinks in the state of Denmark.
Though the military has moved away from the stigma of “personality disorders,” “adjustment disorders” still carry the same weight. According to Kelly Kennedy who discusses this very issue in her article, “Adjustment disorder discharges soar,” the Pentagon still had not commented about the recent surge.
According to the article symptoms of adjustment disorder can be the same as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
These veterans deserve care. If they were more than willing to put their lives on the line then this country needs to step up to its responsibilities and look after these men and women!