FayObserver.com – Editorial: Safety net – Much more to do for PTSD-afflicted warriors.

There were many revelations in last week’s Observer series about the psychological wounds our soldiers have suffered in nine years of war.

The most disquieting is this: Our society is breathtakingly unprepared to deal with our wounded warriors’ problems. While the Army and Veterans Administration are doing more than ever to help soldiers and retirees afflicted by post-traumatic stress disorder, it’s nowhere near enough. The problem is far bigger than anything that can be addressed in a clinic.

The Army has tried to rise to a difficult occasion. After a series of reports found severe shortcomings in response to mental illness and suicides, the Army has sharply increased its programs and staff aimed at confronting those problems

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