What gets in the way?
Despite comprehensive outreach initiative many Service members and veterans are still hesitant to seek treatment.
!! STIGMA !!
“It will damage my military career”, “It’s a sign of weakness”, “I’m not crazy”, “I’ll be fine” “I’m normal”
Would you wait in your doctor’s office for 2-5 hours?
Would you continue to get care from someone who did not respect your complicated needs?
Would you continue to go for care somewhere if you were treated rudely, had to fill out the same paperwork 3 times, or were made to prove that you deserved care, etc, etc?
Would you continue to get care somewhere when it interfered with your ability to work, make your own decisions, relate to your family, and to reintegrate?