As a service to our readers, I will continue linking these articles until the series is complete. Salon has profiled three additional soldiers.

In addition to the stories of Adam Lieberman and Ryan Alderman, Salon examined the cases of three other Fort Carson-based soldiers who committed suicide. A number of common themes emerged. 1) A stigma, within the culture of the Army, against seeking mental healthcare; 2) pressure to deploy soldiers despite medical problems; 3) a failure to diagnose or properly treat combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or brain injuries, despite clear symptoms; 4) a tendency to overmedicate soldiers suffering from either stress disorders or injuries.

  • Thanks for pointing me to the articles. I have been trying to focus attention on this problem from my small part of the blogosphere. We have mental health crisis and we are not prepared.

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