Lag in mental health care found at a ...

Lag in mental health care found at a third of VA hospitals

There are 5 comments on the USA Today story from Nov 9, 2011, titled Lag in mental health care found at a third of VA hospitals. In it, USA Today reports that:

Veterans seeking therapy at nearly a third of the Department of Veterans Affairs ' hospitals must wait far longer than the VA's goal of seeing patients in 14 days or less, according to a USA TODAY analysis of internal VA data.

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“this is a dark ride”

Since: Aug 10

Earth

#1 Nov 9, 2011
I guess the statistics refer specifically to HOSPITALS. I had waited 14 MONTHS to get an appointment at a VA community based clinic. When I finally complained, I was told I would be put on a WAITING LIST and they would let me know when they could arrange to have someone see me. I responded that 6 months earlier I had spent a week in a non-VA hospital for threatening to kill someone. Well, they sure jumped on it then. I got an appointment for, wait for it...wait for it...14 DAYS!!!!

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#3 Nov 29, 2011
its really embarrassing. Healthcare department cant be so irresponsible. They should find out the reason for which they are lacking.

“this is a dark ride”

Since: Aug 10

Earth

#4 Nov 29, 2011
Soumyananda wrote:
its really embarrassing. Healthcare department cant be so irresponsible. They should find out the reason for which they are lacking.
They told me they were understaffed (Poplar Bluff, Missouri, US). Even the appointment I got was not in person, but with Dr. by internet in Paragould, Arkansas.
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#17 Dec 12, 2011
Mental Health (psychiatry) has no science. No medical model. No evidence based medicine. No test for chemical imbalance of the brain to which the APA admitted to the false statement in 2007. There is no imaging means of declaring a defective brain (in the APA) opinions from a so called normal brain. The Mental Health Industry (psychiatry) is based on hearsay. They are political with intent for the New World Order since the 1980 (Reagan / Bush) ALEC presidency. The military since the Iraqi / Afghanistan war has been drugging soldiers in combat causing deaths and suicides.

Psychiatry is involved in the newly devised "Mental Health Court" and is the root cause in the deaths in the public educational system for the (ALEC) Republican take over for the Koch,(ALEC) Republican private education system.

“this is a dark ride”

Since: Aug 10

Earth

#18 Dec 13, 2011
HumanSpirit wrote:
Mental Health (psychiatry) has no science. No medical model. No evidence based medicine. No test for chemical imbalance of the brain to which the APA admitted to the false statement in 2007. There is no imaging means of declaring a defective brain (in the APA) opinions from a so called normal brain. The Mental Health Industry (psychiatry) is based on hearsay. They are political with intent for the New World Order since the 1980 (Reagan / Bush) ALEC presidency. The military since the Iraqi / Afghanistan war has been drugging soldiers in combat causing deaths and suicides.
Psychiatry is involved in the newly devised "Mental Health Court" and is the root cause in the deaths in the public educational system for the (ALEC) Republican take over for the Koch,(ALEC) Republican private education system.
That's a very interesting take on the subject. In most cases, I imagine your comments are irrefutable. The majority of citizens are too naive to accept the idea that our government might not be the gold standard for ethics. Thanks for your comments.

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