Posted on Aug 23, 2015
SPC James Burkett II
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I as many others returned from Iraq with PTSD. After me seeking help for 2 years and my wife even asking my chain if command for help, it took an incident when my home and family was visited by the bad vibe of domestic violence before the Army finally realized I had PTSD and another year before they finally started real treatments for the issue not just the bare minimal they were required. I was told by my EBH clinic that I was just one of the soldiers that slipped through the cracks in the system, but as I began to talk to others more and more stories sounded just like mine. So my question is should we be doing more to identify these problems before they cost our service members there families, friends, and careers?
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SFC Melvin Brandenburg
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In my case problems didn't manifest right away. I think a year out from redeployment would be a good idea.
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Cpl James R. " Jim" Gossett Jr
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Joining the VA is a Good Start. They have Group and Individual Support
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SPC Travis White
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What can we say, we gave you briefings on everything, There was a system there for you, and using it would not have ruined your career. You know why you never heard about everyone's crisis's all the time? We kept that shit private. If you would have Manned Up and went to ASAP first to deal with your Drinking Problem The DV shit could have been avoided. You can't blame The Army and PTSD for that shit, you are not a victim, that pussy shit does not apply to Soldiers, and the sooner you realize that the sooner you can fix it. Also be aware Operation New Dawn Soldiers Deployed in or Near Iraq in 2012-2014 were not involved in any Combat Operations unless SOCOM, and because you were at best an E4 you were a FOBIT so you got PTSD as a result of being a snowflake and not having blue-berry waffles, and you blame the Army for you being a drunk and beating your family.
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SPC James Burkett II
SPC James Burkett II
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First off I didn't have a drinking problem nor did I for a second blame the Army. And finally I didn't beat my family the DV shit you talked about was I pushed my wife to the breaking point where she beat me to the ground so you can take all you negative else where. Don't for one second try and use your man up talk, does the Army have programs yes. Did I start seeking help when I realized there was a problem. Yes. Was I told like so many other soldiers you just readjusting. Yes. Did I ask to be told by a doc you have PTSD, no. As soon as a doc said I had PTSD my career ended. So don't try to say this is what happen on your deployment you were not there. Don't try and say the Army doesn't still react negatively when someone seeks help. I MANNED up I got help and by doing so ended my career 12 years to early. So take your anger else where this question wasn't meant for anyone to be a judgemental prick. It was asking a simple question and I just used my personal experience as an example. Cause I felt comfortable enough to share with my brothers and sisters in arms in hopes I could help someone else save their career. So screw off the only pussy here is the keyboard warrior who is gona sit here a judge another for soldier for being open and trying to reach out and help others through their experience. Oh and I was in Iraq in 2011 not 2012-2014. Have a nice day.
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