Mentally Unfit, Forced to Fight

Number 23019
Subject Iraq
Source Courant (Hartford, Conn.)
State CT
Year 2006
Publication Date 05/14/2006; 05/15/2006; 05/16/2006; 05/17/2006
Summary The series investigated mental health screening and treatment for service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Based on Defense Department records data and interviews with more than 100 mental health experts, service members, and the relatives and friends of troops who committed suicide in the war zone, we reported that the military was increasingly sending, keeping and recycling mentally troubles troops into combat, in violation of the military's own regulations, and with tragic consequences."
Category Contest Finalist
Pages 81
Keywords psychology; psychotropic; medication; post-traumatic stress; battlefield; Army Surgeon General
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