Sunday, March 11, 2018

Albert Wong "ashamed to ask for help"

We taught them to not trust anyone!
Combat PTSD Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
March 11, 2018

The Sacramento Bee has an update on Albert Wong, "Friends of Yountville shooter describe his military life, civilian struggles" and this part should stand out more than anything else. 

It explains what has been going on after the so-called "resilience" training every member of the military has been told will make them "resilient" and make them mentally tough.
"He had nobody to turn to. He was ashamed to ask for help. He didn’t know his family," Saenz said.

He said Wong had trouble getting reimbursed through the GI bill program for classes he took. Saenz said Wong told him he suffered post traumatic stress disorder and was homeless after being put out of the VA program.

“He was trying to put his feet on the ground and it was hard for him,” Saenz said. “I'm disappointed he didn’t ask for help. None of this should have happened. He should have taken help.”
When these young men and women are told this training will make them mentally tough, they are hearing if they end up with PTSD, they are too weak minded and couldn't take it. They hear that if they suffer, it is their fault. No, that is not what is actually said to them, but that is the message they receive.

After all, while the press has a habit of simply reporting what the military tells them, they are not really listening to what else is said by those same people. 

The mentally weak message has been delivered over and over again by Generals trying to cover up the fact this program is pure bullshit!

In 2012, it was Major General Dana Pittard slamming the soldiers for committing suicide.

“I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act,” he wrote on his official blog recently. “I am personally fed up with soldiers who are choosing to take their own lives so that others can clean up their mess. Be an adult, act like an adult, and deal with your real-life problems like the rest of us.”

And in 2013 it was General Ray Odierno,

"First, inherently what we do is stressful. Why do I think some people are able to deal with stress differently than others? There are a lot of different factors. Some of it is just personal make-up. Intestinal fortitude. Mental toughness that ensures that people are able to deal with stressful situations."
And then he blamed the families.
"But it also has to do with where you come from. I came from a loving family, one who gave lots of positive reinforcement, who built up psychologically who I was, who I am, what I might want to do. It built confidence in myself, and I believe that enables you to better deal with stress. It enables you to cope more easily than maybe some other people."
For some reason, Wong managed to ask for help after his life fell apart. Did he refuse to do what he was supposed to do? Was he drinking? Doing drugs? Whatever the reason behind him being kicked out of the program, the fact is, he still had the wrong idea of asking for help. The rest of us have the wrong idea of what help actually looks like.

Running around the country, screaming about how many you think killed themselves, proves to those struggling to stay alive, you really don't give a crap. 

No good came out of the training they received in the military and no good has come out of "raising awareness" but the key here is, veterans are fully aware of both of these. Still wonder why they don't trust anyone? We taught them to not trust anyone!

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