Rudy Paszkiewicz

The PTSD is true if you think that it's a joke you make one mistake !!

Robert Lake
Robert Lake

I have come to the conclusion that there is no help for us. I did my tour in 2009-2010 in Afghanistan and was med board out of the army in January of this year in the 7 months that I have been out I have been to jail twice and lost my wife of 14 years. When I asked for help it seemed to me that the door was slammed in my face. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and there is no one here willing to help. I understand that I have to help myself but having someone around to help with the really bad...

I have come to the conclusion that there is no help for us. I did my tour in 2009-2010 in Afghanistan and was med board out of the army in January of this year in the 7 months that I have been out I have been to jail twice and lost my wife of 14 years. When I asked for help it seemed to me that the door was slammed in my face. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and there is no one here willing to help. I understand that I have to help myself but having someone around to help with the really bad times would be a huge help but I have given up on getting any help.

Kimberly Teel
Kimberly Teel
  • Robert Lake

I have not been in the military but I suffer from it too, so I understand and it helps to talk to people who do understand. so if you need to talk I am here.

Linda Smigelski
Linda Smigelski

More people need compassion. PTSD is serious, debilitating and can lead to suicide!

Jeff Erickson
Jeff Erickson

Anyone who mocks us, needs a good education on why we are the way we are by going where we've been, doing what we've done and seeing what we've seen. We're not crazy, we're wounded.-Nuff said

Kimberly Teel
Kimberly Teel
  • Jeff Erickson

there needs to be more awareness of this just like people post about cancer. They don't get it until they seen it up close and personal.

Jack Cunningham
Jack Cunningham
  • Beverly Foster

Beverly, the stigma of PTSD gets passed a long by stupid jokes. One of the worst is that PTSD is not real. It's just another way to milk the system.

Jack Cunningham
Jack Cunningham
  • Beverly Foster

Another is that if you have PTSD, you are weak... or crazy to start with.

Jack Cunningham
Jack Cunningham
  • Beverly Foster

I hired a law firm to represent me in a divorce. The law firm was my worst enemy. It openly used my PTSD against me, so they could over-charge me, bill me falsely, come to court unprepared, etc, etc etc. I kid YOU NOT...

Jack Cunningham
Jack Cunningham
  • Beverly Foster

Who would believe a 'Rambo-type-vet' against the word of a powerful law firm?

Linda Ahrens
Linda Ahrens

This has nothing to do with politics, and everything to do with human dignity and respect...PTSD IS REAL!

LE Alba
LE Alba

Fort Riley, VA Military Services Coordinators Office Fort Riley, KS 66442. There should be plenty of PTSD group svcs available. Also, check out the DAV and Iraqi-Afghanistan Veterans of America (http://iava.org/). Here's another great link: http://www.getheadstrong.org/for-veterans/ It has a direct Helpline to VA PTSD resources for I-A vets

Larry Bledsoe
Larry Bledsoe

Move forward

SanJuana Méndez
SanJuana Méndez

If regional VA hospital is anywhere as good as one Houston, should find good PTSD support group there. Ask PC for referral to IMH (mental health unit). When seen at IMH, ask to be referred to a PTSD support group. Will find less people mocking you and more who sympathize AND empathize because they have also been where you are.

Miles S Strickland
Miles S Strickland

I wrote a hour long messsage for this but as I was cleaning it up with spell checker it got deleted.Mainly the American Legion which im a member is the only official veteran org in this country that is reconized by Georgia and Washington.All legal help from them is free always.Thw VFW is a good org that excepts veterans that where in the military during war time whether they were in country or not.Local Reps while pay attention if you mail letters to them all at the same time and the AL can...

I wrote a hour long messsage for this but as I was cleaning it up with spell checker it got deleted.Mainly the American Legion which im a member is the only official veteran org in this country that is reconized by Georgia and Washington.All legal help from them is free always.Thw VFW is a good org that excepts veterans that where in the military during war time whether they were in country or not.Local Reps while pay attention if you mail letters to them all at the same time and the AL can and will do it for you depending on the person at that local post.Im out of time but give them a call and see what they can do,and stay away from the DAV they are privately owned and I was useing a cane with 20% for a broken back when they told me I would have to be in a wheel chair before a increase would be concidered,wrong,wrong,.Im at 100% medicare and 70% VA with no help from them.God Bless the USA.

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