Monday, May 17, 2010

More troops hospitalized for mental health than any other reason

This is what you mean when you sit your fat ass on your couch, and say you support the troops, while simultaneously supporting these wars, beer in hand. This is the fruit of your ignorance and stupidity. If you support the troops and feel as though their mission is righteous, why are you on the couch, cheerleading them as they're physically and mentally traumatized?

    Raw Story -

    More U.S. troops were hospitalized for mental health disorders than any other reason in 2009.

    Mental health hospitalizations throughout the military topped injuries, battle wounds and even pregnancy and childbirth for the first time in 15 years of tracking by the Pentagon's Medical Surveillance Monthly report.

    USA Today's Gregg Zoroya broke the news Friday.

      Mental health care accounted for almost 40% of all days spent in hospitals by servicemembers last year, the report said. Of those hospitalizations, 5% lasted longer than 33 days. For most other conditions, fewer than 5% of hospitalizations exceeded 12 days, the report said.

      In 2009, there were 17,538 hospitalizations for mental health issues throughout the military, the study shows. That compares with 17,354 for pregnancy and childbirth reasons, and 11,156 for injuries and battle wounds.

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