Some Veterans Are Committing Suicide While Waiting To Receive Mental Health Care From The Government | ThinkProgress

Sad how little priority we give to Veterans, after they give everything for their country.

Some Veterans Are Committing Suicide While Waiting To Receive Mental Health Care From The Government | ThinkProgress.

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  1. It doesn’t help that we divide medicine into specialties as if mental and physical health were not a whole. This makes it too easy to pretend that vital services like psychiatry and dentistry are frills that can be cut out of the budget.

  2. VA only provides dental if you are 100% disabled or higher-dental conditions however,directly relate to diabetes and heart disease-I have had to pay a lot out of pocket this year for dental problems-and not cosmetic crap either -I have no dental insurance-plus in the VA system it is widely suspected by veterans that they share mental health records with local and state authorities-that is really bad if they do unless there is an absolute proven danger to others-people may want to access mental health professionals for assistance with problems that do not involve “craziness”like grief,eating disorders,OCD,etc which pose zero danger to anyone else yet privacy concerns keep many from getting help.I don’t say this to prevent mental health records of truly dangerous people from being entered into a database for background checks on firearms purchases.The Virginia Tech shooter being the best example in years.He should have been confined,let alone being able to purchase a gun.BTW the NRA supports this position.

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