Just because we have a shortage of mental health workers to help our returning soldiers and veterans does not mean we should let just anybody in the doors to help. More damage can be done than good, even if they mean well. Especially if they have the kind of mental prowess and short sightedness such as this "counselor" who wrote this piece that I read.
I try not to wail on people because of who I used to be, but this guy goes on and on...well I will let you read his treatise of ignorance if you want to, but first here are some of his astounding mental feats of "I know I'm right because I said so"
I see the effects of PTSD on a regular basis and have dealt with it’s effects on people suffering from it for quite a few years. I strongly advocate for, is better health care for our returning Soldiers, whether they have physical injuries that can change their lives, or whether they’re suffering from TBI or PTSD.No, nothing out of order here, even looks as though he might be on a roll to advocate actually, but keep going on,
Something that I’ve been seeing lately that really alarms me however, is Soldiers suffering from PTSD, committing crimes and then using their mental disorder as an excuse to not be held accountable for the crimes they commit. Unfortunately, that’s occurring more and more and it frightens me that they would be allowed to do so.Ouch, believe it or not this is his next sentence. I do not see where we "let" or "allow" these crimes be done. Seems to me that the lack of mental health care might be contributing to this, but I doubt that's what he meant. Read on
The one thing that I want to stress here, is that just because someone is suffering from PTSD, doesn’t mean that they don’t know the difference between right and wrong and it doesn’t mean that they don’t have control over their behavior. If we allow them to use that as a crutch and an excuse their behavior, then honestly, I don’t see them bettering themselves. Instead, we’re inviting them to stay stuck in that behavior and never taking personal responsibility for their actions. We’re telling them that it’s okay for them to break the law or do bad things, because they have a mental disorder. That’s just not acceptable. When we allow it to become acceptable, then we’re opening the door for thousands of Americans from Soldiers to a crime victim, to do whatever they please and to use the excuse that they’re suffering from PTSD.Well, I cannot read this anymore, so if you want to see what this guy who calls himself a counselor says, the link is here.
If you would rather skip his bull shit and get straight to my comment to his article then go to the first comment here, it is kind of long just letting you know, but it goes by real fast.