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Old 11-29-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: South FL
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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Some 15,000 soldiers are heading home to this sprawling base after spending more than a year at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and military health officials are bracing for a surge in brain injuries and psychological problems among those troops.

Facing prospects that one in five of the 101st Airborne Division soldiers will suffer from stress-related disorders, the base has nearly doubled its psychological health staff. Army leaders are hoping to use the base's experiences to assess the long-term impact of repeated deployments.

The three 101st Airborne combat brigades, which have begun arriving home, have gone through at least three tours in Iraq. The 3rd Brigade also served seven months in Afghanistan, early in the war. Next spring, the 4th Brigade will return from a 15-month tour in Afghanistan. So far, roughly 10,000 soldiers have come back; the remainder are expected by the end of January.

Military fears surge in mental health disorders - Military- msnbc.com
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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Ha, I've been afraid of this for a long time....how to deal with the crazy civilian minions that hate us...those mentally ill Stockholm Syndrome suffers who are totally in love with our enemies.
They really do need some serious help!
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: South FL
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Ha, I've been afraid of this for a long time....how to deal with the crazy civilian minions that hate us...those mentally ill Stockholm Syndrome suffers who are totally in love with our enemies.
They really do need some serious help!
They sure do.
it's crazy.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK...formerly Kentucky
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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Some 15,000 soldiers are heading home to this sprawling base after spending more than a year at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and military health officials are bracing for a surge in brain injuries and psychological problems among those troops.

Facing prospects that one in five of the 101st Airborne Division soldiers will suffer from stress-related disorders, the base has nearly doubled its psychological health staff. Army leaders are hoping to use the base's experiences to assess the long-term impact of repeated deployments.

The three 101st Airborne combat brigades, which have begun arriving home, have gone through at least three tours in Iraq. The 3rd Brigade also served seven months in Afghanistan, early in the war. Next spring, the 4th Brigade will return from a 15-month tour in Afghanistan. So far, roughly 10,000 soldiers have come back; the remainder are expected by the end of January.

Military fears surge in mental health disorders - Military- msnbc.com


This is good news and about time that they start paying attention to the mental and emotional well-being of soldiers after they return from repeated deployments. It has deeply disturbed me the past couple of years to read of the increased rate of suicide amongst returning soldiers. I hope this is finally going to be taken seriously and the stigma of therapy, counceling, etc. removed.
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