PTSD–Discharging the Problem
A recent report by the Government Accountability Office found that the military may be discharging veteran’s with problems instead of helping them. In this study, 2/3 of the discharges between 2011 and 2015 involved troops with PTSD, TBI, or other conditions. All of which are known to lead behavioral problems.
Unfortunately, the military leadership has had a culture in recent decades of not caring why a soldier has problems; they just discharge them. PTSD can lead to drinking, drug use, violence, and a host of other problems. Leadership often only sees the problems without digging into the cause.
These discharges lead to loss of benefits, both financial and medical. It can influence employers hiring decisions. Until this is fixed, tens of thousands of Veterans will go without the care and benefits they earned.