Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Special Forces Suicides Raise Questions

Special Forces Suicides Raise Questions - Yahoo! News:
"They did not know each other, and they had vastly different duties.

Each, however, committed suicide shortly after returning home, all within about a 17-month period.

The Army says there appears to be no connection between the men's overseas service and their deaths, and Army investigators found no 'common contributing cause' among the three. The fact they were in the same unit is only a coincidence, Special Operations Command spokeswoman Diane Grant said at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Others are not so sure..... "

Where are Mulder and Scully when you need them?

The article goes on to relate an incident where one soldier was accused of cowardice when he requested psychological aid. Many of the people involved in this war and these services would view getting help as weakness. The only way to guarantee that the people who need help get it would be to make initial screening and subsequent treatment mandatory. That will never happen because, you know, it's not really a problem.

1 comment:

Furkids in Hong Kong™ said...

Completely agree with your view that screening be made mandatory. At least that way unnecessary suicides may be prevented and those in need do not have to be subjected to being called 'cowards'.

Thanks for the great post.

Take care.


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