Veteran Affairs – Jason Kander on dropping out of politics to address PTSD after 11 years of denial

I decided to post the entirety of his letter because it is an important development in having the public experience what veterans go through. Link to Jason Kander.com So after 11 years of trying to outrun depression and PTSD symptoms, I have finally concluded that it’s faster than me. That I have to stop running, …

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Veteran Affairs – 33-year-old Justin Miller committed suicide after being released from VA psych care

View the CNN article here. Burdened by suicidal thoughts, Justin Miller, a 33-year-old veteran from Minnesota, reached out to the Department of Veterans Affairs in February for help, telling responders on the VA crisis line that he had access to firearms. Miller was advised to visit his local VA emergency department, which he did immediately. …

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VA – a small payout of $1,385.08 a day for defective earplugs over 18 years.

All links are to the webpage for the lawsuit on Justice.gov unless otherwise noted. 3M sold the Combat Arms Earplugs to the US military from 2000, along with the sales was the coverup that the earplugs failed to do the one job they have, dampening sound that is damaging to the ears. The Department of …

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VA News – Court rules class-action lawsuits can be brought against the VA

This legal change sounds like great news for many veterans, I hope that the process works correctly and changes are made that reduce the pressure on veterans and their family members. I feel we will see an influx of lawsuits for Gulf War Syndrome, Agent Orange, and toxic chemical exposures from many military bases and …

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Veterans – The busy empty phones. Washington Post article.

Listen. Type. Send. This was what the 60 customer service agents could do for the 107,000 calls that had come in since June 2017. On this day, there would be 584 more. I will not comment much on this topic, I have experienced a complete failure with this hotline of help twice. None of this …

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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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VA OIG report – Denied Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Claims Related to Military Sexual Trauma

Link to the original report I will not post any comments on this, I think the article speaks for itself. From the summary: The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviewed Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA’s) denied claims related to veterans’ military sexual trauma (MST) to determine whether staff correctly processed the claims according to VBA …

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