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    Politics, Religion and War aside, is America doing enough to address the issue of PTSD? Odds are that possibly you, a family member or someone you know deals with PTSD.

    I experienced atrocities while stationed in Northern Ireland, in Londonderry "DERRY", in the mid-seventies. Many others from the Civil War and up to this day have experienced the same.

    When researching this issue from a social-welfare and psychology perspective, while pursuing my undergrad Social Work degree and in my studies writing about the VA while obtaining a Masters in Public Administration, a lot was learned!

    At this point the VA is overwhelmed and what therapy that does exist within the system is not believed to be adequate. It usually consists of a brief 10-15 minute meeting with a Psychologist, once every three or so months, and usually some kind of prescription provided.

    The main question remains is the VA doing enough to properly evaluate, compensate and treat service-connected Veterans with PTSD?

    So please, how about sparing 9 short minutes of your time to view this short film? It is best viewed in full screen, filmed in HD with 5.1 surround sound.

    Please share this with others as the odds are, you, a loved one or family member or someone you know is dealing with PTSD, and there is help out there.

    There is more information at: www.ptsd.va.gov

    Or by calling: The VetCenter Combat Veterans Call Center, at: 1-877-WARVETS

    Or the Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 1-800-273-8255

    Thank You, and to all Military Service Veterans

    Michael Williams, A.S.C.A.P

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