Combat PTSD Forum
Writing an article on the veteran crisis... need a little help please isolating the primary issues surrounding veterans with PTSD. I have the below list as a start...
What are the problems that need to be solved?
Thousands of returning soldiers are suffering complex, treatment resistant trauma due to multiple operational tours.
VA's are under equipped to deal with the returning PTSD quantities.
Federal disability schemes are stretched to the limit funding PTSD affected.
Shortage of trauma...
...after 11 years I have finally accepted that I need some help and went to Mental Health. I've been serving for 27 years in a very small closed loop community that I will not name. I have completed more than 20 deployments, but three particular back-to-back deployments (03, 04, & 05) to Iraq left there mark. I thought about getting help in 2006, but I got cold feet; you guys know the stigma... By 2009 nightmares, insomnia, alcohol, and hyperviglance turned into panic attacks and I went...
I was having a melt down due to change in my living conditions ..headed to the nearest vet center and sat in on a PTSD group..mostly old guys with war stories,[ I have my own I don't want yours] .. then the discussion turned to how they got their disability increased [I don't want money I want HELP]...nothing on how to deal with everyday issues that come up because of PTSD.... I have moved on to the mental health side of the local VA clinic and of course all they want to do is increase my...
I'm 90% service connected. I was having stroke symptoms back in November and I had my granddaughter drive me to the Phoenix VA emergency room. They can't treat strokes there so THEY called an ambulance to take me down the road to a real hospital. I'm now being billed by the City of Phoenix for the ambulance bill.
The last time I had to take an ambulance the Phoenix VA didn't pay the ambulance company for two years and I was being hounded by collection agencies and it hit my credit report as...
I am a 2 tour USN Vietnam vet ...gunner on river boats...things started falling apart for me on return to civilian life...I asked for help with mental issues from the VA in '73 and was laughed at...I moved to the mountains of Idaho and lived off the grid for 10 years [best years ever for me]..it was not until I went to the VA in 2010 for a bladder issue that I was guided to the mental health side and PTSD became my life....I have been diagnosed since 2012 and have a 50% disability for...
Little bit pissed off right now.
Everything is going fucking awesome. Everything. Income, family, business, jobs.
Shit, I am on week five of being booze free!
And yet the entire time my inner voice is all sorts of depressed and lonely.
i actually have real friends for the first time in a decade. I am actually going out to have actual fun at least once a week. Shit has never been better between my wife and kids and I. I'm starting a new business of my own. My current GPA is a...
So I updated my PC a bit...
MSI Z97 PCMate
2x Zotac GTX 970 vid cards
16G of Hyper-X DDR3 RAM
Intel core i5 6600K OCed to 4.2 stable (barely!)
Corsair H50 Hydro Series CPU cooler
2x Samsung 850 EVO SSD
6x WD Caviar 2TB HDD
2x 120mm variable speed Red LED fans
2x Corsair Quiet series 120mm fans in black
SteelSeries Apex Keyboard
Logitech G502 mouse
Hyper-X SKYN mouse pad
Benchmarked with Tom Clancy's The Division set to Ultra- scored 85FPS at load
But, the case is the...
Here's the link to the military veterans version of sundance-like film festival; which is getting more press and growing more popular each year. It also features many works by veterans ourselves. There are a few ways to see the films remotely without attending the event itself near Washington, DC. I've enjoyed some of the veteran-made short films in the past.