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Many veterans still wait weeks for mental health care

Thousands of veterans seeking help for the first time for mental health problems are waiting longer than the government’s goal of counseling them within two weeks, Department of Veterans Affairs data show. At a time when an estimated 22 veterans commit suicide daily, the agency in 2013 failed to schedule a third of new mental […]

‘Voyeuristic Intimacy’ May Be Why Drone Pilots Get PTSD

Drone pilot life isn’t just lampooned as not real combat, it’s so mind-numblingly mundane that “One bored pilot even calculated the number of farts each cockpit seat was likely to have absorbed,” wrote Matthew M. Power in his epic GQ profile of Air Force drone operator Brandon Bryant. The profile is pretty stunning and definitely […]