Dr. Kernan Manion on necessity of better treatment of PTSD for combat veterans
Today on Just Peace: Dr. Kernan Manion on necessity of better treatment of PTSD for combat veterans
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Tonight on Just Peace, on the heels of yet another Marine suicide last week at Camp Lejeune, we welcome psychiatrist Dr. Kernan Manion, whistleblower last year regarding the lack of appropriate psychiatric care for returning combat veterans at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Marine Sgt. Tom Bagosy, a two-tour combat veteran, shot himself in the middle of McHugh Boulevard last Monday while being pursued after fleeing evaluation at a Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital clinic.
Dr. Manion was fired from his job at Camp Lejeune last Fall (and his performance records allegedly altered) after he sent a letter to President Obama and others within the government regarding his concerns for the marines and sailors returning to Camp Lejeune - he stated in his letter, "Frankly, in my more than 25 years of clinical practice, I've never seen such immense emotional suffering and psychological brokenness - literally a relentless stream of courageous, well-trained and formerly strong Marines deeply wounded psychologically by the immensity of their combat experience."
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Nadia Ali, Ph.D.
Co-producer, Just Peace
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