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Talk with Tenney: OPEN LINES: Memorial Day: Focus on Veterans

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According to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki (March, 2014), the VA spends at least $7 billion on "mental health" services. On what? Drugs? Electroshock? Where is the transparency?

There are more than twenty million Veterans. Millions of people who have served the United States are on their ways back home from war. The things these women and men have endured in war are unimaginable to most who have never been there. How could one not be effected by war? The suicide rate amongst vets is staggering, some estimates stating 22 Veterans complete suicide each day. As a country, as anyone watching the news will learn, we are failing Veterans in the medical arena with delayed and denied treatment. The result is Vets are needlessly dying.  If that's what is documented in happening in medical treatment, what is happening in terms of emotional and social supports?

Are you a Veteran? Thank you for your service.  Do you have a story to tell about your experiences? Have you had problems with keeping your second amendment rights; being forced into complying with psychiatry; trying to access services and supports?  Have you been able to get trauma-informed care? Call in.

This Memorial Day call in on Talk with Tenney and inform people of your thoughts on how we can do better for those who risk their lives for our country or to point out issues that need attention to be resolved. (267) 521-0167.

                

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