PTSD: 7 Reasons Why Suffering Veterans Aren’t Receiving Proper Help

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1. Lack of Awareness– A portion of the general public are unaware of the disorder and the effect it has on people. The public needs to be further educated on the effects PTSD has on the brain and   the struggles veterans face on a daily basis while living with PTSD.

2. Lack of Desire– About 60 percent of veterans who suffer from PTSD do not seek help. This is due   to a variety of factors such as self-denile, embarrassed, pride, fear of being labeled, and fear of discussing the traumatic situation.

3. VA Hospitals– The VA hospitals are too understaffed to handle the influx of veterans seeking help, therefore leaving many with no where to turn to.

4. Flawed Compensation– The amount of compensation a veteran suffering from PTSD receives is determined by a VA accessor, assessing how impaired they are. They base it off the GAF or Global Assessment…

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Army Vet’s Suicide Protests Lack Of Veteran Administration Benefits

Gloria Christie Reports

By Gloria Christie on May 13, 2015

.Soldiers Die - Lack Of Verteran Administration Benefits. photoblog.com http://www.examiner.com/article/tiny-guam-mourning-loss-of-2-soldiers-killed-afghanistanAnother brother dies needlesly. RIP.

Suicide Due To Poor Veteran Administration Benefits

Murphy drove to the regional office prepared with a suicide note and a gun. A few minutes before he shot himself, he emailed that note to his siblings. In the email Murphy said, “his arthritis was getting worse,” and he sarcastically“thanked” the VA for not helping him.

The veteran wrote that he, “can no longer afford to pay [his] rent.” Murphy noted he had contacted the New Timespreviously about “homelessness and affordable housing problems in Phoenix.”

The veteran was frustrated…

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What Makes a 2KHero?

What is a 2Khero? Or, better, what makes a hero? We all know about the Hollywood heroes … they rush into trouble to save those they love. They risk their lives for others and sometimes lose their own.

Jamie Jarboe  Is self-sacrifice in the face of mortal danger our guide? If so, there are hundreds of thousands of heroes in our military. In fact, just being a soldier, Marine, sailor or in the Air Force would make one a hero. I should add the Coast Guard as well. Maybe that’s the way it should be.

Please click on this link to read and watch… the rest of the story…

http://abcnews.go.com/US/veterans-day-makes-hero/story?id=17693657

2KonnectKares is helping Real American 2KHeroes find employment, but we need your help.

Please donate today… $5, $10, $20 or $100.  It will go toward scholarshipping a HERO into a new career.

Thank you for your generosity – your donation is greatly appreciated!

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Who do you know who is a Veteran?

We all know someone who is a Veteran.  They don’t look any different… they seem to fit in, laugh at the same jokes, work hard, drive a car, have a job… well… most of them do anyway.  Some of the Veterans we know don’t have jobs… they struggle just like anyone else without a job… but they also have challenges to deal with. Combat caused mental, emotional, physical… It’s not as easy as you would think…

vet fear  You would think that after serving in our Military to protect us and keep us safe from terrorists and laying their life on the line that they would be treated fairly when getting back home… but that isn’t necessarily the case. In fact there are over 1 million military veterans who are without jobs and struggling to get a job to support themselves and their family.

2KonnectKares became aware of their struggle and has created a program to help these HEROs get a job to support themselves instead of living on welfare and losing faith in themselves. We can help!  We have developed the 2kHERO Scholarship Sponsorship Program that helps a veteran get back on their feet.  This program works and we are anxious to help as many veterans as are willing to get a job and make it a career.

2KonnectKares is asking for your help.  Will you help us provide a job for a veteran?  There are 2 ways to help. Donate a little and share this with as many as you can; on facebook, twitter, Linkedin, anywhere.  Even $5  or $20 helps.  The second way is to Sponsor a 2kHERO into the Scholarship program that will help a veteran start their own home business and grow it into a profit for them in just 4 short months.   The system works and we want to help tens of thousands of deserving veterans as we can.  Your support is needed.  Please donate today.

Go to www.Paypal.com and Send us a donation to donate@2konnectkares.org.  We will use these funds to help a veteran get a job that pays well, gets them off welfare and brings pride in a job well done.

#2kHero     #2KonnectKares      #VeteransHeroScholarshipProgram

Veteran losses hearing and employment…

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When soldiers go to war, they often bring an unwanted souvenir home with them…a hearing loss. About Deafness/HOH interviewed a veteran, Doug Smith, who acquired a hearing loss:

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Smith Loses Hearing

Q: What happened in the military to cause your hearing loss?

A: I was a navy diver..and submarine sailor…I crushed my eardrums. This happened in 1976. Quite a few submarine sailors have hearing damage due to the pressures we deal with.

Q: How much of a hearing loss did you sustain?

A: Over 50 percent in both ears.

Smith Returns Home

Q: What kind of help did you get (medically) from the military? Were you given any assistive devices like a hearing aid (circa 1976 of course)?

A: The military gave no real help. The military didn’t really do anything about my ears. I got no disability to speak of. My case was transferred to the VA (Veterans Administration, now the Department of Veterans Affairs). I went for a hearing test and the VA said yep, you’ve got significant hearing loss. Have a nice day.

Q: That was 1976. Are things better today? If a veteran acquires hearing loss today, can that veteran look forward to better treatment than you got in 1976?

A: I would say probably not. Most of the medical help comes from the Veterans Admin. Don’t get me wrong. The military hospitals and the VA hospitals are great places, but there is not a whole lot medically they could do to help me.

Smith Gets Discharged

Q: What impact, if any, did this hearing loss have on your military career?

A: After 14 years (in the military) I was medically discharged for the hearing loss as well as a seizure disorder.

Articles on Veterans and Hearing Loss

Doug Smith is just one of many veterans affected by hearing loss. In addition to Mr. Smith, in one of my early college classes I encountered a veteran who had been deafened in the military.

This impacts their daily life as well as getting or sustaining a job to support themselves and their family.

Please consider donating today by visiting Paypal.com and sending a donation to donate@2konnectkares.org.  Anything helps, even $5.  But a donation of $250 will sponsor a veteran into a Home Business Scholarship that will build them a substantial income in just 4 months. Please donate today.

Veterans Need Employment Help – please donate today…

You’d think a Veteran would have it easy coming home from fighting for the USA in foreign lands.  We see people standing and applauding when they come off airplanes and home to their loved ones… We see people offering them seats on planes, buses, trains and think, “Yea, they are being well taken care of.”

Yet, a Veteran has a tough time finding work.  Yup, we see businesses saying they hire Vets, but the hard truth is that many Vets are unemployed because they just don’t fit into the traditional scenario.

sad veteran  Imagine being a man of 22 who has just come back from a Tour of Duty in charge of $20 million dollar equipment and a team of 10 men, leading them into a battle and surviving with only 3 of his team.  Imagine what he is thinking… Imagine trying to get a job and not being qualified to be a manager of a fast food restaurant.  How would you feel?

Sometimes as business owners we don’t understand just what the Hire A Vet really means in today’s world. And sometimes we are just plain scared to hire a vet!

2KonnecKares saw this problem and came up with a solution that helps Veterans and Businessmen alike. Let the Veteran earn an income where he is safe and comfortable.  Learning to be back in the USA where he is safe and secure from terrorists and the threat of life or death situations and still be able to work in a safe and secure place is far better than being without a job and feeling useless and unwanted.  I get that we are not 100% safe in the USA, but it sure beats being in Afghanistan or Iraq right now… and being able to work and taking care of his family is far better to his mental and emotional security too.

You can sponsor an Unemployed Veteran by donating $250 at www.PayPal.com/Send  use this email address… donate@2KonnectKares.org to send a donation.  The $250 will scholarship a HERO for 4 months to help him/her start a Home Based Business and make it profitable from the first month. The Veteran and use the scholarship to grow their business so they earn enough to pay bills and put food on the table.

Please help… donate right now… before you forget…  Thanks!