Tuesday, January 15, 2013

NAVY SEAL SUICIDE Attributed To Career Stress Of PTSD Diagnosis

And we need to know Why, the Suicide Rate INCREASES following Psychiatric Diagnosis and Labeling?

For Chrissakes, We're talking a US NAVY SEAL here. They just don't come any tougher, period.

If Psychiatric Stink can drive a NAVY SEAL to Suicide, WTF do you think is doing it to all those Lesser Mortals?

How many more times do we need to read the Ten Foot Neon Sign Flashing on the wall before we take action to Stop these Murderous Violations of Federal Civil Rights Statutes?

Human Rights or Civil Rights US 18C13 Sec 241 & 242

PRI has;
NAVY SEAL's Death Reveals Struggle Far Beyond PTSD
 WBUR's Here & Now

The stigmatization of mental health illnesses in the U.S. military is but one factor in increased suicide rates among soldiers who have returned home. And though the Pentagon has said suicide prevention is a high priority, some critics say more action needs to be taken.
Former Navy SEAL Rob Guzzo, who returned from Iraq in 2007, took his own life the day after Veteran's Day 2012, after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Guzzo grew up in Rhode Island in a military family. Both of his parents served in the Navy and Guzzo followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming a Navy SEAL. But his parents knew his military career would end if he went to the military for help for his PTSD he developed in Iraq.

Guzzo was hardly alone with feeling like he had nowhere to turn to get the help that he so desperately needed.

The Associated Press reports that the Pentagon has been struggling to deal with the rise of suicides in the U.S. military. Last year’s total of 349 military is the highest number since the Pentagon began tracking suicides in 2001 — more deaths than died in combat in Afghanistan. But though the problem persists, the AP says the Pentagon has made suicide prevention a high priority.
Brook Silva-Braga, Guzzo's high school classmate and host of The Washington Post’s online news program “The Fold,” says he wantd to talk about the death of Guzzo to honor his memory and prevent things like this from happening in the future.

"If you walked into a room and only noticed one person, it would very likely be Rob. He was a prankster he was just a fun vivacious guy,” he said.

Guzzo’s mother, Robin Andersen, says shortly before Guzzo was discharged from the Navy, a close friend, who had been deployed with him to Iraq, committed suicide.

"When that happened, Robert's father and I were extremely concerned that Rob was going to be next, we knew that he needed to get out of the Navy to focus on his health,” she said.

Guzzo spoke to his teammates and other SEALs about what he was experiencing, Andersen says, but they cautioned him that if he sought help, it would hurt his security clearance.

“For a SEAL, if you don't have a security clearance you don't go on secret classified missions. Therefore you're not a Navy SEAL,” Andersen said.

And while the Navy and Army are trying to reduce the stigmatization of mental health illnesses, Silva-Braga says, for special forces, like Navy SEALs, security clearances quickly becomes an issue. 

"There may be some people that come back that shouldn't keep their clearance because of what they're going through. But because they know that, how do they get treatment for what they’re going through? And it’s a bit of a catch-22 that I’m not sure there’s a good answer for,” he said.

When Guzzo came back from Iraq, he had nightmares, night sweats and flashbacks. He should’ve been placed on limited duty status, Andersen says, to focus on regaining his mental health.
But that didn't happen.

“But the process is very confusing, it's complicated and if you have folks who don't understand that process and don't understand how to navigate that process, it's not utilized,” she said.

Thank You PRI

Psychiatric Slime: strong enough to murder the toughest America has.


Anonymous said...

I have a friend who is a retired navy seal. I met him as he was still active, about two years prior he retired. He was already going through severe mental issues. When he finally got the courage to tell one of his superiors, he was treated as if a guilty person. They first sent him to one of the worse drug rehabs in Florida. About a year later, he was imprisoned for going AWOL two days. During his prison term, he was put in solitary for over a month even though (and I believe him) he showed no sign of aggression. I understand that this is the army and the army must have extremely strict rules, especially when it comes to navy seals. But I also believe that it is the army responsibility to provide a safe, compassionate structure where retired navy seals and others may face and deal with their PTSD and other mental health issues, in a safe and caring environment - Most importantly, a structure where no stigma is allowed, where the act to seek help is actually encouraged and estimed. A navy seal training is pretty much re-programming of an individual to executeome of the most challenging missions there are. For years, he is exposed and “function” in some of the most excruciating situations, both physical and mental. He is able to do this because of this so called re-programming. I find it logical as well as ethical that once retired, he gets to be “re-programmed” in order to enjoy his first chapter of a new life.
Since he retired, J.H. PTSD has gotten worse, he also started to drink heavily. Also, He refuses to go to therapy as he “claims” it was useless during the last two years of his service (I am starting to wonder if in subtle ways, the army and its stigma on Mental Health was not what convinced him the most). J.H. goes from one bottle to the next, a city to the next, wondering around, looking for his soul in bars, bottles and a multitude of sexual encounters with people he doesn’t know. I, among others, really tried to change his mind regarding therapy. Although he has refused to hear me out (and the others for that matter) and slowly but surely estranged me and our friendship, he will always remain a friend. It is evident that I worry for J.H. but there is nothing I can do. Nothing. My only hope is that somehow, with or without therapy, this “frogman” finds finally peace and balance.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure if I understand your comments correctly but it is not psychiatry that killed this seal. it is the army and general public stigma against mental health, the lack of efficient methods and structures in mental health the army has to offer. I sent you my first comment and obviously, it was meant for someone else :)

D Bunker said...

Thank You for your comments.

"I am not sure if I understand your comments correctly but it is not psychiatry that killed this seal."

Let's be Perfectly clear here.

It most definitely Was Psychiatry that killed this SEAL.

"I find it logical as well as ethical that once retired, he gets to be “re-programmed” in order to enjoy his first chapter of a new life."

And That is Exactly what killed him, Because:


"Working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness. Progressive cultures have worked to free humanity from the brutalities of mere survival and to reduce suffering, improve society, and develop global community. We seek to minimize the inequities of circumstance and ability, and we support a just distribution of nature's resources and the fruits of human effort so that as many as possible can enjoy a good life.

Humanists are concerned for the well being of all, are committed to diversity, and respect those of differing yet humane views. We work to uphold the equal enjoyment of human rights and civil liberties in an open, secular society and maintain it is a civic duty to participate in the democratic process and a planetary duty to protect nature's integrity, diversity, and beauty in a secure, sustainable manner."

Humanism reduces Human beings into Bio-Lump Drones to shoehorn them into the Collective. It's a Borg Hive Philosophy.

"a planetary duty to protect nature's integrity, diversity, and beauty in a secure, sustainable manner.":

is PC Code speak for a UN campaign of Global Eugenics


The acronym PTSD alone ought to demolish the facade of Bio-Psychiatry.

If the stress leading to treatment and Life Wrecking Labeling at the hands of Psychiatry is caused by external Trauma, then it is Not any of Bio-Psychiatry's business because it is Not the product of any pre-existing Biological abnormality in the person Psychiatry suckered with its garbage Neuro Toxins and Humanist Labels.

While your concern for our SEALS and Military of all branches is admirable, your methodology of 'Re-Preogramming' them betrays a lack of careful consideration for those people as human beings Above and Beyond the revolting, Collectivist politics of Humanism.

Ask a US Marine if there's any such Thing as an Ex, Marine.

Somehow, the concept of a 'Retired SEAL' rings every bit as hollow: especially in light of attempting to 'Re-Program' them.

Rico said...

Psychiatrists come in lots of flavors. Some don't prescribe medications. Some eschew the disease model. Some are very caring, thoughtful, and intelligent. Some aren't.

D Bunker said...

Hi Rico