“The drinking made it worse, and worse. And then, it got so bad that I really couldn’t even do anything but sit there. Some nights I would just cry all night. It was horrible.”
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“My care began when I was in Iraq, after an incident where I pointed a weapon at somebody, and I had to go see a shrink. They had my weapon back in my hands within three days.”
“I get punished all the time, for fighting uphill battles to try and take care of them. So much that I don’t want to be in the Army anymore. I’m just fed up with it. And then all these other soldiers now are stuck with the NCOs who don’t care. They’re here for a paycheck.
…There’s no reward for taking care of soldiers.”
“Last week I got my rating from the VA finally, after two and a half years of being out of the military. They’re gonna finally rate me at 100%. I’ve been unemployed the entire time, just because of the disabilities I received in deployment.”
“I just kind of snapped. And that’s when the red flags went up. It took something like that for people to realize that I was legitimately having issues. When before whenever I’d say, ‘Hey, I think I need to go talk to somebody,’ they’d be like, ‘Oh, don’t be stupid. It’ll ruin your career.'”
“I think that war affects the soldier very much, I have no doubt about that. But I think it equally affects the family. Equally, because I could not even describe to you the pain in the wife’s point of view or the child’s point of view, when the soldier acts out.”