Started 2 petitions
Please demand thorough, timely, and appropriate medical & mental healthcare for active duty military.
Active duty military personnel are constantly subjected to changes in healthcare providers, facilities, access to care, and attitudes about care. During deployments, critically wounded military receive treatment while those with unseen or minimal injuries are left to be treated later. Many of these injuries go undocumented, untreated, and forgotten. If caught early, Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI - concussions) are just as treatable as any other injury, but, left to fester, these injuries can damage the lives of our Veterans, their families, and their communities. All injuries, both physical and behavioral, must be dealt with in a timely fashion, but active military have no ability to make demands on the system that is failing them. They are subject to a military system that demands submission to orders, whether those orders are in their best interests or not. We must be their voice and demand appropriate, thorough, and timely access to care for all active duty healthcare needs. Mismanaged VA medical care is the problem you see. Active duty military medical care is where the problem begins!
Require PTSD & TBI evaluations in military discharges/disciplinary actions
Behavior related to PTSD & TBI is going undiagnosed and untreated. Without a diagnosis, behavior related to PTSD & TBI can be mistakenly viewed as criminal, in both civilian and military courts. Many Veterans have injuries from their service; some are visible, but many are not. Traumatic incidents that could result in a PTSD & TBI diagnosis must be addressed prior to military discharge to insure that these men & women are treated with the respect they deserve for the service they have given to our country.