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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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RP Members and Connections what are your thoughts on this article at it relates to veterans being discourge from receiving treatment because of the stigma associated with it?

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Jenn Moynihan
Jenn Moynihan
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SSG Terry Clay - Wha'?!! In one way they are correct. But only the fact that, yes a clinician should look at past choldhood trauma etc...but only to address the current level of post-combat trauma + the prior trauma. Especially if the childhood trauma has been stifled when the trauma of combat comes along - it's a double, if not triple, whammy.

We all have different pysches & handle things differently. One person may not find one "event" stressful when the battle next to them freezes in fear.

Glad you found help. This is exactly why I am working on my Masters in Social Work with an interpersonal trauma & PTSD track.
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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Jenn Moynihan - thank you Dakota, she's been my Angel for 37 yrs. today, married, and 39 yrs. together totally.
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Jenn Moynihan
Jenn Moynihan
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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Jenn Moynihan - thank you Dakota.
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CPL Eric Escasio
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Bad doctors who dont listen and only pushes meds that don't make the individual feel good but actually get more sick. It doesn't feels encouraging to listen to a doctor who would tell me that If I don't drink these meds It will kill me. But he wont listen to the side effects of the meds hes prescribing. Some vets want that to happen but if its going to take a lot more pain in achieving it by the doctors prescription, I wont take that deal, I can do that to myself on my own. I'm talking based on what I experienced since 2009 to 2014 from a doctor I had. No matter what explanation you give him, he will always blame me for whatever misfortunes I had or brought upon me. I am just glad that I left that State and left that VA system I was in and moved to a new State. This year I barely started again to get my health issues taken cared for since 2007 when I was diagnosed. All I can say is that I'm lucky I did die or take my own life because of this doctor who wont listen. Having a strong belief in the good Lord God gave me strength to endure this and now I am on my way for a better life without this S.O.B doctor I had before. Someday he will meet someone who will square him away. If not God will square him away. I am in a better situation now than ever, and suicide is not on my list anymore on how to fix my problems and I did this on my own and proud of it. Why because i have seen many who have done it read too many who have done it and it only causes more confusion rather than understanding and fixing the issues. It is always best that you yourself fix your own problems and stay away from those who are fake on saying they want to help you out. For me what I did after being diagnosed with P.T.S.D and the stigma associated with this, the best thing I did was stay away from people who don't care or want to don't want to understand. Just basically stay away and don't do anything bad, limit your social activities. Well that me and it worked for me. All I can say is that I was lucky I was brought up right by my parents who taught me moral values that kept me alive up to this date. Trust is something I don't give fully anymore but the actions that are being done to fix my health issues is my gauge on weather or not they are doing a good job and it dictates if I can trust them. So far the VA system here in Las Vegas is way so much better. I have faith in my doctors now to begin with. Its just this year that I began again in my care for my health which I thankful for due to my resilience not to give up and to find that shoe that fits me. I listen but I don't always agree that is what I do now. I forgive but I never forget. It serves me well and a learning lesson so I dont commit the same mistakes again. As the saying goes. To "err is human but to commit the same mistakes is utter stupidity". I am back on the road to victory and I can sense and see the banner in victory lane again. Being with brothers and sisters (talking about rallypoint which I joined not too long ago) has a good effect that makes you feel your not alone and in good hands. Listening to good leaders too many to name but I do follow a bunch of people and listen to what they write has a big effect on my thinking and brought me some of the pride I had lost ever since I came home from deployment in 2006. Like many veterans would say I would rather be deployed than being back here. What that actually means is, I would rather be among-st fellow soldiers than with anyone else, why because of the integrity and the camaraderie the brotherhood. I am lucky I am making use of the knowledge that I read from others like me.
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CPL Eric Escasio
CPL Eric Escasio
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Kim Bolen RN CCM ACM - I thank you for choosing to be a nurse and to care for those who are ill. I know the pressure you guys get from your patients. I salute you for your dedication and care, there was a point in my life that I listened to my nurses more than my doctor before. Much respect to you maam.
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CPL Eric Escasio
CPL Eric Escasio
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Kim Bolen RN CCM ACM - I am blessed by God with a doctor who is also a retired military who suffered from TBI himself too so he knows what I have been undergoing for the past years left untreated but I know he is amazed that I kept my composure straight and records clean despite of the confusion and pain. The good lord protected me in those days, up to this day.
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SGT Robert George
SGT Robert George
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CPL Eric Escasio - Praise the lord brother !!!!
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CPL Eric Escasio
CPL Eric Escasio
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SGT Robert George - I Amen to that "big brother".
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LTC Stephen F.
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Thanks for sharing Kim Bolen RN CCM ACM and welcome back.
Recognizing you have a problem is the first step in dealing with depression, addictions and yes PTSD it seems. Admitting the problem is critical but can be embarrassing.
Thank for drawing my attention to the discussion COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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Kim Bolen RN CCM ACM
Kim Bolen RN CCM ACM
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Thank you for taking care my friend.
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