Screening the Military

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Here is an interesting finding recently:

One-quarter of active-duty soldiers who have never deployed to combat have some sort of psychiatric disorder, and one-third of troops who have attempted suicide had a mental disorder before joining the Army.

It took this long before the military checked the men and women BEFORE going into the service?  That would skew a lot of those PTSD and other psychiatric findings from being in battle, don’t you think?  Here’s a tip for the military: you may want to screen folks a little better.

On a slightly different note, “Band of Brothers” veteran William “Wild Bill” Guarnere just died at age 90.  If you don’t know his story or the story of the “Band of Brothers”, I highly recommend you read or watch it.   Most people in our military are great people that have and continue to sacrifice life and limb for us.

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