End the Cycle of Preventable Wartime Crises by Investigating the Causes of the Current Military Mental Health Debacle

03/18/2014

Dear friends,

I wanted to let you know about a new petition that has been created on We the People,  a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your  name to mine?  If this petition gets 100,000 signatures by April 16, 2014,  the White House will review it and respond!

We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama  Administration to take action on a range of issues.  If a petition gets  enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

You can view and sign the petition here:

http://wh.gov/lVsph

Here’s some more information about this petition:

End the Cycle of Preventable Wartime Crises by Investigating the  Causes of the Current Military Mental Health Debacle

There has never been an Executive or Congressional investigation into the  actual causes for the Department of Defense and Veterans’ Affairs repeated  failure to learn from its own documented psychiatric lessons of war  responsible for preventable crises since the 20th century, including the most  basic-to adequately plan, prepare, & train to meet predictable mental  health and social reintegration needs of military personnel, veterans, and  their families (2007 DoD Task Force on Mental Health).
Of critical import is establishing a “Behavioral Health Corps,† and a  national campaign to eliminate social injustice from harmful mental health  stigma, disparity, & antiquated dualistic beliefs that discriminate  against those with mental illness or stress wounds, and perpetuate  generational crises.

2 Responses to “End the Cycle of Preventable Wartime Crises by Investigating the Causes of the Current Military Mental Health Debacle”

  1. marie said

    Howard , this is very important and am with you on this. marie

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