Wait for PTSD, TBI treatment shows system ‘overwhelmed’ – Air Force Times

espite the Pentagon’s high-profile efforts in recent years to address a rising tide of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, Sgt. Henry Lanius said the Army’s system for dealing with mental health issues is still broken.

When Lanius, assigned to the 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., returned from his most recent deployment to Afghanistan, he went through mental health screening like most returning troops these days. But, he said, “It’s a one-time thing by a guy who’s screening 40 to 100 people” who have been back home “for like two days.”

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