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Old 03-31-2013, 07:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wonderful, wonderful episode. And many thanks for your service Myke. I don't care if you were a contractor or not, you went over there willing to risk your life to help your country and for that I am thankful.

Chemda is truly a wonderful interviewer. She does naturally what us social workers and therapists are taught to do in school. She is respectful, doesn't talk down to people, pushes, but knows when to back off, and is just amazing all around.

I could go on, and on and on about the many needs of veterans. It is something I really want to get back into once I get my clinical license. Mental health across the board is just now reaching normalcy. The military is slowly realizing that it is better for their servicemen to get the treatment they need without fear of losing their ranks or not being able to be promoted (which has happened so many times). In fact, it wasn't until this recent war that the VA finally started having a better system of identifying people who might need further treatment in addition to providing services to help people coming back from war being able to return home with a better transition. Thankfully we are getting away from the WWII and Vietnam mentality of "don't talk about it, you must suffer in silence like the rest of us otherwise you are weak and not worthy of your military ranking" or "all military people are killers and should be treated as such"

I will definitely check out Myke's books.
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