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Last login: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Where is any ounce of empathy for his mental state of mind?!! I say that it is so sad the way that everyone is so very quick to discount that he truly has been affected by PTSD. This man served in Afghanistan, was shot, Lord only knows what he was exposed to; seeing his coworkers/peers wounded or killed! I KNOW that I would never be the same if I were exposed to some of what he had to endure.
Sure that doesn't make it right what he did, but it certainly is understandable. Now this Country, who he bravely sacrificed for, is SO QUICK to leave him...to turn their backs on him. My God how sad all of this is.
If anything, have just as much sympathy for him, as you do the other wounded military woman in the car. We should be reaching out to him, getting him help instead of ridiculing, judging, and pointing the finger at him.
Now his father is even speaking out against him!!! He must feel like he has no one. I feel so very badly for him and what he suffered through and IS STILL suffering through. We should use this opportunity to FINALLY give the attention that PTSD should have, and to ensure that these service members have mandatory exams & counseling for this disorder.
We are blaming him, and telling him to get help but not everyone with disorders, even recognize that they have them. That is why it is imperative for counseling to be mandatory...that eliminates the shame that prevents people from coming forward and admitting that they have a problem.
PLEASE STOP. Embrace this man and tell him that you are proud of him for serving this country. That we will get him help. What was done to him was far worse than what he did to that man sitting in the car. Afterall, no one got physically hurt...thank God.
My heart goes out to him. (sorry so long but everything I said was everything that I felt).
April 10, 2013 at 6:52 p.m.
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