Yesterday, the Indianapolis Star obtained an email sent by a medical manager of a VA clinic that appeared to mock veterans' mental health issues. This news is a reminder that while the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may be winding down, the struggle of vets to deal with the emotional consequences of their service is ongoing—and so are the counterproductive reactions they encounter from those charged with helping them.
More and more vets are writing about their experiences re-deploying back to civilian life. One figure often in the background of these memoirs is the therapist or other caregiver trying to help. These therapists are essential to the healing process—and our ability to properly train them is crucial.
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