This story goes out to all veterans seeking help for PTSD, Depression or any type of anxiety related to what you are going through. I was a combat medic (Corpsman) with the United States Marine Corps.
Let me tell you this, not all VA Hospitals are bad, but however you, as that dedicated warrior should take action now to protect our legacy from some entities within that system that allow improperly trained staff and management to profile veterans who may have an underlying medical condition i.e. PTSD, Depression and so on, to improperly call the police on you because you exhibit so called bad behavior. This reflects poor training and the improper use of flagging your medical record and improperly fining you money for such practice. Their privacy practices state that the Office of the Inspector General, who has oversight on your healthcare can look in your records. This affirms the commonly used phrase “big brother is watching”.
And if you have an underlying condition that alters your thought process, a form of labeling you as a patient with a Axis I code could have an effect on you other rights i.e owning a firearm. I call on all veterans to put that uniform on, you once wore and apply in in your daily life to protect your legacy. Pain is temporary. Pride is forever.