- October 6, 2021 at 10:48 am #12652AnonymousInactive
Are there any fellow veterans with mental illness here who have struggled to access mental health care through the VA? I am getting virtually no support from VA for my Borderline Personality disorder. Been on wait-list since April. Have suicidal ideation almost daily for several years now. Unemployed. Food insecurity, home insecurity… No help.February 7, 2022 at 5:23 am #13768WrenParticipant
Oh Chris, my heart truly goes out to you but I know that does little for your situation. I’m not a vet but I do think it’s absolutely atrocious that we can spend the money to send you and others like you to often fight battles that aren’t even our own, but we don’t have the funds to care for you when you return. I thank you for your service, but who knows what that means to you right now.
I will tell you this, your life is worth as much as the richest man, the most respected man, the holiest man and the most learned man. I suffered from PTSD and severe depression for most of my life and made several suicide attempts. But I lived. I’m here now and I hope you see this. Please hang on. Peace and love.July 14, 2022 at 4:30 pm #16298Sarah FarmerKeymaster
If you are having thoughts of harming yourself, please call a mental health hotline. I know mental health services are so difficult to get in America right now. My heart goes out to you. Our veterans deserve more help! Many crisis lines can connect you to immediate help, or perhaps there is a veteran support group through one of the groups such as Wounded Warrior. I assume you are in the veterans housing program. Any chance of getting food stamps or voc rehab for employment?
I’m so sorry you are suffering!
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