I’m ticked. Ticked to no end. I’ve talked to “Big Army” about the WTB program – I talked until my face practically turned blue. I told them that many guys/gals would rather DIE than be in the WTB. I’m not lying. It sucked for my husband, and for our family. It just didn’t suck a little, it sucked a LOT.
Now, “Big Army” is seeing suicide rates soar. Bad treatment of military men and women… do they feel lost and alone like no one cares? Well, it has to be – otherwise… why else are these soldiers killing themselves? Because they feel loved and accepted – I think NOT.
The suicide statistics for the month of July speak for themselves. 32 suicides in the Army alone in July of 2011. Things are getting better, they say… well – actions speak louder than words.
What about the other branches of military – what are their suicide rates? Where can I find them?
How I would change the system:
- Stop paying extra to “teach” someone how to care… either they are born with that gift – or not.
- Paying Cadre more than our paratroopers who risk their lives jumping out of planes, REALLY… who’s idea was that?!
- Ask for more volunteers to interact with our military men and women – they will volunteer, because they care – not because they have to or because they will be promoted.
- Let soldiers and their family members seek help, without condemning and threatening them or by treating them like a black sheep.