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  •  I was once in a long term VA PTSD/MST (7+ / 0-)

    group with a group leader who was innovative, brilliant and who advocated for his group members in many ways (reportedly he was told to tone down the advocacy and move peope through the groups faster - so many of us lost our effective and excellent group leader - he was soon thereafter transferred).

    As part of the group sessions we would periodically watch a George Carlin video - those in which he railed against the hypocrisy in our society.  If anyone knows about hypocrisy it is the veteran(male & female) who was sexually assaulted forty years ago when everyone covered it up - nearly everyone in the military.  Many of the men in our group had decadess of mental health issuess such as Anxiety Disorders and Major Depression, Recurrent.  During the discussions following the Carlin videos, the men were animated, smiled more, vented their own frustrations and, it appeared, benefitted immensely from those few minutes of biting comedy.

    Thank you George Carlin.  Thank you Dr. X.

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