Faded memories and bipolar ramblings part I

**Trigger warning** NSFW and shit like that.   Time does funny things to memories. They slowly begin to fade and details, the tail end of the brains are very own Doppler effect. If one is to recount a memory with those who share the experience, the individual minds conspire to change the facts, details, and …

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News article: VA Mental Health Experts Urge Intensive Pre-Enlistment Schizophrenia Screening

Link to the news article Link to the study referenced in the article From the study paper Schizophrenia is one of the top 25 disabling diseases in the world [3]. For young men and women who wish to have careers in the United States armed forces, schizophrenia will usually end their dreams and aspirations for …

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Federal Report – Mental Health Disorder Prevalence among Active Duty Service Members in the Military Health System, Fiscal Years 2005–2016

A link to the report can be found here. I remain skeptical of these numbers, having little confidence in the ability of most providers to accurately assess many of these issues, especially the more involved problems like bipolar and schizophrenia because I obviously have a bias and went my entire career without being diagnosed and …

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New Army NCO manual fails to include mental health for leaders

Link to TC 7-22.7 on armypubs.army.mil Doing a search through the new Army Noncommissioned Officer guide, the words PTSD, TBI, combat stress, or psychology are absent. How one can be expected to be a leader of soldiers but not be expected to have any clue what happens in a soldier's head is a dismal failure …

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Real Douchebags of Psychology – The Return of the Yester-Year Rapist. Prologue,

Remember boys and girls, these are the people who are supposed to be there to support us as human beings when we have experienced something so traumatic that we overcome the social stigma of mental health, only to be taken advantage of by someone given specific trust and confidence. The actions prove that Mr. Greer …

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Military medicine article – Casualties of the GWOT and future impact on Health Care and Society

An interesting article from 2014 written from the perspective of a military medical officer, RDML Michael S. Baker, MC USN (Ret.) 8 pages long so not much investment is required. Casualties of the Global War on Terror and Their Future Impact on Health Care and Society: A Looming Public Health Crisis GWOT - Global War on …

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Twitter writing. Gory combat dinos.

I imagine horrible shit and impact. Do you ponder comet strikes? The sound? Power? Heat? Debris? Years for me. Graphic grim and gory. I view lenses of combat, medical, scientific, mechanical. Better my mind there than running loose. Knowledge is power. Dinos had no knowledge. I am pretty happy with this one. I went over …

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Reverie – The sinking of the USS BT

What a weird feeling. I just read an article that says Gulf War Illness is indeed caused by physical damage to the brain. This should be a vindication that what we have been told is a mental thing, psychological, not physical. However, it gives me dread, because it means something is indeed wrong with my …

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Bipolar… Fog? A snip of about 10 minutes of my inner brain conversation

My central newspaper sends all of the little packets throughout my body. A straight line is set to my brain. That system is not working today. Oh shucks, that is the government for you. Even in the brain, it cannot get it right. So my... brain person walks to the newspaper building neuron, I am …

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