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Less visible disabilities of our soldiers

Posted Oct 01 2008 9:51pm

In the previous post about the health and social support needs of returning soldiers, Lee commented on the tendency to overlook their mental health needs. I very much agree with Lee that our society has a great deal of difficulty addressing less visible disabilities. Here’s a comprehensive study by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, reported by the Los Angeles Times, looking at the mental health experiences of soldiers returning from Iraq. It says that more then one-third of soldiers sought "psychological help" in the first year after returning home.

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