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Glad someone is trying to do something about it

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His time at Fox was cut into by the Homeland Security hearing- basically the Secretary made a brief , but very good point- traditionally vets with possible suicidal ideation went one to one with a MH doctor-for VA care but  the VA wants to get the families of vets more involved in their MH care- particularly if the veteran might become suicidal at some point.

Many families of veterans do not know what to look for in a vet who might be depressed enough to contemplate suicide. It would help them to know what signs to look for and also, it would show the vet they do have a support system,if they get involved with any MH care.

Still-this is a difficult approach sometimes. A good friend of mine, Vietnam vet, worked every day, who never showed signs of depression, PTSD, or any other MH issue , killed himself years ago. The sheriff who found him told me how he had done it, and  it was in his opinion, a planned event that only someone who had been in combat or familiar with guns in any other way, would know how to set it up. The wife was shocked- as well as all who knew him. It might have been from survival guilt- one of the most horrible things any vet can suffer from, knowing they lived, but their buddys died.

 

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I humbly suggest this to be an ineffective approach.  THIS is what would work, instead:

    Vets often contemplate suicide, in no small part because of financial distress.  Eliminate that financial distress and often, you could eliminate the suicide.  

    1 Timothy 5:8 explains why men are so obsessed with supporting their family.  Likewise, if they were unable to do so more than suggests they are a failure.  The multi year delay that VA put me through waiting on multiple decisions rendered me homeless or near homeless for way too long.  

     My spouse, at the time, was also unable to withstand the strain of homelessness and abandoned me and our children.  I experienced suicidal ideations, and, barely lived through it, 

      The solution?   Pay benefits right away, as was suggested by someone several years ago.  She pointed out most Vets deserve and eventually get their benefits anyway, and that Vets dont deserve the stress VA puts them through to get them.  Taxes are paid in just a couple weeks, sometimes, after the return is filed.  The IRS later "checks" the return can audit it, and get the money back if there are discrpencies.  

      Instead of putting Veterans through years of stress, why not just verify military service, accept the application on its face, and check it for errors and recover the money later, if necessary???  Do Veterans not really deserve the benefit of the doubt???  

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@broncovetI have to wholeheartedly agree with you.  Once discharged from the service as physically disabled it was four years before I got benefits.  Had I not been picked up by an IBM training program I would have suicided.  Vets wait too long.  

 

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Agreed took me 6 years... then came and said my issues were 90% but Permanent and total 2016 , then they said I was TDIU a year later 2017 , then they said I was 100% scheduler P and T in 2018 but backdated it to 2016. Needless to say i could have stopped at any one of those times but I pressed on because of hadit..

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