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  •  Thank you for this important diary. (1+ / 0-)
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    As a person who has been suicidal multiple times, and as an aunt who took in her nephew who was a disabled vet and who killed himself, this struck me very close to home.  It is a part of the larger picture of America's mental health "system."

    My nephew had nowhere to go. He had constant pain from his injury and became addicted to prescription pain killers. He was 40% disabled. But his disability made it impossible to pursue the training he wanted, and frequent appointments and trips to a VA center two hours away made it nearly impossible to keep a job. 40% my ass.

    Anyway, this is a very important diary. I have rec'd it, shared it to Facebook, and submitted it to be republished in the group Mental Health Awareness.

    Thank you.

    I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. ~ Booker T. Washington

    by Prickly Pam on Wed Apr 16, 2014 at 02:07:36 PM PDT

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