Tragic story about the impossible task set for mental health providers in theater and the toll it takes. I remember hearing and clicking through the “provider resilience” training when I was working with the Medical Command.
“For the record, Pete Linnerooth did not want to die,” McNabb says. “He just wanted the pain to end. Big difference.”
What kind of chain of command asks three people to be responsible for the psychological help for thousands? Oh yeah – the same kind of command that insists it’s okay to deploy young people over and over while whining about more money for non-working equipment and cutting troops.