No Soldier Left Behind - PTSD Treatment Centers for PA Veterans
There are more than 1 million veterans in Pennsylvania.
Every single one has the chance of experiencing combat PTSD. So with that many veterans, why hasn't Pennsylvania taken the opportunity to help treat it
appropriately? PTSD is NOT just an excuse; it is a very fragile condition to
which our veterans deserve treatment. There is no excuse that veterans have to
fight for adequate treatment. Veterans Affairs centers in PA are sketchy at
best and have a habit of accusing struggling patients of drug seeking.
I hear from Iraq Vets all the time that there are not near enough adequate facilities to handle combat PTSD. It doesn’t stop there. Vietnam veterans are still struggling as well. And one hit too close to home. Nicholas Horner didn't get the help he begged for and it caused the death of two people. He had a history of blacking out and still they did nothing. The VA failed him and so many others. Smaller clinics cannot handle most cases and some don't really care. The reality is that no one was ready for the influx of mental trauma. Now veterans nationwide are suffering. Its reported that a VA counselor made this statement regarding Horner. "Your husband died in Iraq. You're either going to have to deal with that or move on."
Please sign this petition so we can get an actual combat PTSD treatment center capable of helping veterans suffering with PTSD in Pennsylvania.
Its not just Pennsylvania. We will go from state to state until veterans get what they deserve! But for now, one state at a time.