In all the rush and noise and trauma – please take a moment tomorrow to remember our Veterans. Suicides are still 22 a day. Wait times for care have been falsified for two years in an effort to hide the times and take the ‘pressure’ off the agency.
People join the military for a lot of reasons. Proportionally they match the demographics of the US for race/ethnicity. 82% male. 15% female. Half of them are under 25. 90% are high school graduates.
They are a group in need of care and we don’t do it. We treat them in many ways like we did the Vietnam vets (we don’t want to see or hear from them and then we’re surprised when they don’t do well).