It maybe be a surprise to many People but the Mental Health Illness rate is estimated at this time is over 20% from Military Service in Afghanistan. With over 40 thousand good Canadian men and women that wanted to make the world a better place and enrolled in the Forces then had been chosen the Serve in the War in Afghanistan. We are looking at over 10,000 Men and Women being ousted of the Military because they are no longer A1 condition. Out on Our Streets. The Conservative Federal Government is washing their hands of the Mentally Ill people they have made and they are coming home. Now and lots coming home is the infrastructure in our Cities and Towns ready and going to be supportive of these broken Ex-Military people. Is the Welfare, O.D.S.P., Mental Health Services, Police and others many others even the Soup Kitchens. Because this is where we end up. Mental Illness can show up years after service. I hope we will have enough awareness to recognize to give them the support they are in need.
President Friends of Vets,
A Non Governmental Peer to Peer Support Group For Military RCMP and their Veterans
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