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Veterans And Mental Health Care Essay

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Take care of Veterans

I believe that it is the best interest of veterans, whom have served the military in any capacity to be afforded not just medication, but also some form of counseling. Being a veteran myself I have experienced: over medicating by the government, not receiving any form of counseling, and when I was given an appointment it was six months from the day that it was scheduled.

When I was Honorably Discharged from the military I was not afforded any form of mental counseling, nor was I directed to any facility to do so. The VA actually has a four question questioner called the Post Deployment Health Re-Assessment (PDHRA for short). This is to assess the returning soldiers mental health as well if they have PTSD. This assessment is not scheduled to be given to the soldier for four to six months after they return. I have spoken to many veterans and they have also had the same issue. I was not sent any information to my home about receiving any type of medical care, let alone any form of mental health care. Eventually I was sent the medical records that I had acq...

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