The National Center for PTSD promotes awareness of PTSD and effective treatments throughout the year. Starting in 2010, Congress named June 27th PTSD Awareness Day (S. Res. 541). In 2014, the Senate designated the full month of June for National PTSD Awareness (S. Res. 481). Efforts are underway to continue this designation for the fourth consecutive year in 2017.Why are we still expecting different results from people "raising awareness" after all these years and this result?
Yes, time to face the facts.
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”It is time to put the awareness people out of business. Yes, they missed that after all these years, all this money being spent by the government and the public donating billions into "awareness" no one figured out it would be a good idea to help veterans be aware of why they should live.
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”Reporters missed the massive failure of the DOD to change their "battle mind" plans to prevent suicide when it got worse just as the number of enlisted forces was reduced. The only thing that proved to be "resilient" was their own ignorance! Mind blowing when you consider they actually admitted their "resilience" training did not work. Seriously? Yes, reporters missed that one too.
When Generals came out and said that "non deployed" were the majority of the suicides, they admitted the training every member of the military had to take, was not even good enough to prevent non-deployed from committing suicide.
But, when we see veterans over the age of 50 being ignored by all of these "efforts" they still face a loaded gun instead of open arms to help them actually find being home more welcoming than being in combat,
but when we see families having to stand next to a coffin, admitting they did not know anything about what was attacking someone they loved,
but when we see friends left behind wondering what they could have done because no one taught them what they needed to know,
but when we see them being turned away when they find the courage to ask for help,
we turn around and wonder why it is all still happening!