Military members hesitate to ask for mental services

By David Edwards
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 10:56 EDT
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This morning CNN interviewed the president of the American Psychiatric Association about a study which show that a stigma may prevent members of the US Military from seeking mental health services.

Here is more from Bloomberg:

“About 32 percent of military members said tours in Iraq and Afghanistan have hurt their mental health, and the majority fear that seeking counseling will hurt their careers, a survey found.”

“Six of 10 current and former soldiers said that asking for such help would be detrimental, according to the survey of 191 military members and their spouses reported today by the American Psychiatric Association. Half also said others will think less of them if they seek mental health help. ”

This video is from CNN.com, broadcast April 30, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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