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Support the Service Member Mental Health Review Act

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Please read the Bill here:

http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/975/cosponsors

Our beloved veterans are being separated from active duty service with improper diagnoses. Many veterans having suffered traumatic brain injury and/or suffering from post traumatic stress disorder are in affect being improperly diagnosed with personality disorders or any other mental health issue that is considered pre existing, thereby negating the veteran from having access to the mental health supports they have earned and so desperately need.

In 2012, our country lost more warriors from taking their own life, than from actual combat related injuries. This is a clear indication that our veterans are lost and have no where to turn. This bill will mandate that those veterans having been discharged from active duty with a pre existing mental health issue, will be re evaluated to determine the existence of traumatic brain injury and/or post traumatic stress disorder. These are our heroes. They have earned the right to proper medical care and an accurate diagnosis. We can do better! Our warriors deserve it!

Not sure whether this is a legitimate issue? Read on! 

Please click on these news articles detailing the pressure that military doctors face in determining a false diagnosis for a separating servicemember. 

http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/abuses_of_science/pressure-not-to-diagnose-ptsd.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/38712714/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/t/hundreds-ptsd-soldiers-likely-misdiagnosed/#.UQd4hjkci0s

Please support this very important piece of legislation. Sign now. 



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