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I hear a LOT of flapping lips on this subject. I say “I hear” when I should say “I read”.
My experience has been horrible or null any time I engage the Veteran Establishment. Online, better be all smiles and follow the directives of the leadership of the veteran organization because they went to Vietnam and they had it bad.
This isn’t a competion. Veterans are dying faster every year. The VA records everything online, then releases an entire record, when one might prefer the record release only have names and dates of visits, not every single note! It has to be said.
Certainly the knowledge of no confidentiality would end the search for help by many who might need it. Perhaps the Privacy Officer could check with the veteran first to make sure they intend that ALL of it to head out the door for an ambush with your name in it.
The VA, can help, just don’t pretend you have privacy, or that help wont be a pharmaceutical or a voice on the other end of the phone with their pet online project they want you for.
So, I certainly don’t have answers anymore, other than to say that actually, physically engaging with a veteran in trouble, goes a lot further than, emails, and calls. It shows care and compassion. There is so little of it now-a-days, especially when they get to know you a little and about your history and then see you less and less.
Le sigh. Here are some official numbers. Hadn’t galvanized the behemoths yet, so maybe some veteran who doesnt need the support of their org has an idea that will help. This post is for you then brother or sister. It is worth it if one is saved.
What happens to one veteran affects all veterans, whether anyone knows it or not.
No one listened to me this last year and now, it is easier to avoid them for now, and less triggering.