The things they still carry

Op-Ed (North Carolina)

The things they still carry

November 10, 2017 | Brandon Heffinger | News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Veterans are caught in a cruel Catch-22: they cannot obtain treatment for their PTSD because of consequences of their PTSD.
Tags: Military Discharges | Veterans

Connecticut groups to help PTSD vets upgrade ‘bad paper’ discharges

News Story (Florida)

Connecticut groups to help PTSD vets upgrade ‘bad paper’ discharges

November 16, 2016 | Peggy McCarthy | New Haven Register
Frustrated by Pentagon efforts, Connecticut groups that work with veterans have informed some 1,500 veterans that they can apply for upgrades of “bad paper” military discharge statuses if they have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Tags: Military Discharges | Veterans

Missed Treatment: Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed For ‘Misconduct’

Audio, Investigative (NATIONAL)

Missed Treatment: Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed For ‘Misconduct’

October 28, 2015 | Daniel Zwerdling | National Public Radio (NPR)
A NPR investigation suggests the Army failed to pursue key evidence in its investigation, ruling out claims of mistreatment from nine other war veterans without ever interviewing or even contacting the men.
Tags: Mental Health | Military Discharges | Veterans