Advocates: Trump’s Comments About Strength Of Vets With PTSD ‘Dangerous’
"The biggest barrier we have to people getting help is the stigma of getting help," says Zach Iscol, a Marine veteran and executive director of the nonprofit Headstrong Project. "It just shows a complete misunderstanding of what post-traumatic stress disorder is."
The Associated Press:
Trump Angers With Suggestion That Vets With PTSD Are Weak
Donald Trump is drawing scorn from veterans' groups after he suggested that soldiers who suffer from mental health issues might not be as strong as those who don't. Trump was speaking at an event organized by the Retired American Warriors political action committee Monday when he was asked about his commitment to faith-based programs aimed at preventing suicides and helping soldiers suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other issues. (10/3)
Los Angeles Times:
Biden Says Trump 'Completely Uninformed' On Mental Health Of Combat Vets. Veteran Calls Trump 'Thoughtful'
Vice President Joe Biden called Donald Trump “completely uninformed” about war veterans' mental health on Monday after Trump told a military group that they were strong but others “can’t handle” post-combat stress. Biden’s comments came as the Trump campaign said the Republican nominee’s remarks in Virginia on Monday morning were taken out of context by critics. (Finnegan, 10/3)
San Diego Union-Times:
Did Trump Snub Vets With PTSD 'Not Strong' Comment?
Did Donald Trump blow it with veterans with a comment Monday in which he seems to imply that “strong” people don’t get PTSD, the condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder? (Steele, 10/3)