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Posted on Sep 25, 2020
Lt Col Charlie Brown
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SPC Linda Chandler
SPC Linda Chandler
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We have been seeing more and more young men and women coming into the ER who feel they have no hope. One of the biggest reason is because they are newly back in country from Theater and they are quarantined. Now don’t get me wrong they should be QuarantinedBut the way we are doing it is wrong.
A friend of mine Nephew just came back from theater and was placed in quarantine, in a room by himself no one to talk to no one to see and no one to help him. I was just told by an officer who came into the ER to help one of her soldiers That most of them will not tell anybody when they’re in mental crisis because it goes into the file and even though they were told it will not harm them in anyway it does. They are labeled with a mental health crisis or a psych court diagnosis and they don’t want that in their file.
Putting them in a room or whatever quarantine that they’re doing right now is not helping them. I had an idea that I spoke with this officer about was when someone comes back take the group and put them in the field in tents this way they are not feeling like they are trapped inside when they have spent what ever time they were in Theater out in the open where they know they can breathe. Putting them in a room for however long they have to be quarantine for 30 days or longer is just wrong. The men and women that I have spoken to said that if they could’ve been in a tent out in the open not in a closed room where they couldn’t leave they can’t do anything they can’t see their families they can’t talk to anybody there all by themselves is what is doing them in.Theater out in the open where they know they can breathe. Putting them in a room for however long they have to be quarantine 30 days or longer is just wrong. The men and women that I have spoken to said that if they could’ve been in a tent out in the open not in a closed room where they couldn’t leave they can’t do anything they can’t see their families they can’t talk to anybody there all by themselves is what is doing them in.
The first thing we learned medicine is to do no harm, that’s physical and mental we need to start listening to our troops if we don’t does young man who came back my friends cousin hung himself in that room. That hurts so deep to even hear that a young man who thought he had nowhere to go no one to talk to ended his life.
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CW5 Jack Cardwell
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Passing this on to some friends.
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SPC Linda Chandler
SPC Linda Chandler
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Great Jack we need to do more we need to do better for these kids coming home.
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PVT Mark Zehner
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Thank you!
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SPC Linda Chandler
SPC Linda Chandler
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How are you Mark?
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PVT Mark Zehner
PVT Mark Zehner
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SPC Linda Chandler good and yourself?
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SPC Linda Chandler
SPC Linda Chandler
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Life is good
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