posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 09:07 AM
I'm not sure i'd say the police over-reacted on this one, at the end of the day they were called to an incident involving a soldier (someone who is
quite able to handle himself) and who has trashed a house.
I'm not taking the side of the police, i am an ex soldier myself, but knowing from personal experience what PTSD can do to a guys aggression, i would
say the police were not irresponsible in thier actions.
Maybe the police could have talked him out, i dunno. His parents obviously wanted him out or the cops wouldn't be there.
I don't agree that this country needs to do more for people with PTSD, there is tons of help out there for service personnel. The trouble comes from
whether or not they want to access it. I know it's not you saying theres not enough PTSD help, it's the mother in the article.
Anyone who has PTSD symptoms only has to phone Combat Stress, the RBL, the VA or SSAFA...or go see thier GP and they WILL get referred to help.
[edit on 8/3/09 by CX]