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The Best Suicide Medicine for Vets…

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…is often a job. That’s why Walmart’s plan to hire up to 100,000 vets over the coming five years could do a lot of good for many who have worn the nation’s uniform.

According to the New York Times, the company will announce Tuesday that any veteran who has left the service in the prior year, with a better than dishonorable discharge, who wants a job will have one at Walmart.

While the unemployment rate for all vets is lower than the national average, that’s not true for post-9/11 vets. As of December, 10.8% of them were jobless, well above the 7.8% national unemployment rate.

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str8vision
str8vision

So the best suicide prevention therapy for Vets is a dead end minimum wage job with few benefits? Rather than treat the symptoms of post combat stress, why not prevent the cause by not exposing them to the horrors of war unless absolutely necessary. No more knee jerk reaction, falsely (lie), justified pre-emptive wars. Then our young soldiers wouldn't needlessly suffer the physiological impacts of battle AND our nation wouldn't be out trillions of dollars that we didn't have anyway..... Two birds one stone.