Headlines I Wish I Hadn’t Seen

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  1. Trent says:

    “More than 8% of soldiers had thought about killing themselves and 1.1% had a past suicide attempt,”

    oh wow….

    • Wally says:

      That is too many for our soldiers families to be dealing with.

      • Trent says:

        Yeah, but I also believe that the number has been that way forever, it’s just now getting known.

    • Erik says:

      This statistic (If accurate) will only be used to deny benefit to soldiers who are tagged with this pre-existing condition. I know when I served, the Navy was very critical of who they let in.

  2. Connor says:

    more than 8% of soldiers entered the Army with intermittent explosive disorder, characterized by uncontrolled attacks of anger.

    How is this not caught??

    • Lucas says:

      The standards to get into the military are extremely easy

      • Trent says:

        Yeah the ASVAB is a joke

        • Connor says:

          It has to be though or else no one would ever be able to join

        • Erik says:

          In my service school for Radar Operation/Repair & Maintenance along with Radar Wave Propagation Theory we started with 40 guys and only 6 graduated. Toughest school I ever went to. You could not fail a single exam, either written or practical. If you did you were dismissed from class and sent to the fleet.

    • Bubba says:

      We’ve all seen this in the movies — Rambo was but one example. The Army has a use for intermittent explosive disorder, characterized by uncontrolled attacks of anger as long as the recruit’s handlers can focus it.

  3. Lucas says:

    In addition, the military would not meet its recruiting targets if it were able to identify and exclude everybody with a history of mental health problems, experts said.

    That is not a good number

    • Trent says:

      If we scale back the amount of troops the numbers could be met

      • Connor says:

        Smarter troops controlling technology is the future. Why not start transitioning now?

        • Lucas says:

          It’s also nice to remember that a majority of people with mental illnesses are outside the US or controlled at any given time..

  4. Jordan says:

    The amount hurt by ObamaCare will only continue to increase

  5. Ignacio says:

    How will the seniors pay that much?

  6. mb says:

    When estimates of mental illness in the general population range from 25% to 33% and serious mental illness at 16%, the 20% figure is not alarming. What is alarming to me, is that 25% to 33% are called mentally ill. And I have huge problems with all the ADHD diagnoses.

    • mb says:

      the rate of serious mental illness is over 40% in the general population for adolescents. So if you believe these diagnoses, then the military is doing a pretty good job weeding out the mentally ill.

  7. Studebaker says:

    Nearly 1 in 5 had mental illness before enlisting in Army.

    Remember back when the Army’s slogan was “Be All That You Can Be”? Then the Pentagon changed it to “An Army of One”. Was this done to attract all those disaffected, antisocial, psychotic loners with intermittent explosive disorder, characterized by uncontrolled attacks of anger, whose life would be better if only they had access to a gun with a high capacity magazine.