Report: US military soldiers suffer from addiction and mental illness13:39 - 16/11/2017
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many US soldiers are suffering from addiction and mental illness as well as alcohol and substance abuse as the US military prepares to lift the ban on military exemptions for people with such conditions, a Fox report said on Thursday.
"The decision to open military conscription for those suffering from psychological and health conditions comes at a time when the US defense service is trying to achieve the difficult goal of recruiting 80,000 new soldiers by September 2018, which opened the door for more," the report said. Of concessions to accept new recruits by allowing them to take up marijuana and offering hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses as a result of shortages in US military personnel. "
"Any kind of mental health and psychological issues for new applicants will be considered acceptable by the US military, such as self-mutilation, bipolar disorder, depression, drug and alcohol abuse," he said.
"Ironically, the ban on recruiting such cases in the military was set in 2009 after the surge of suicide among American soldiers in the wake of the invasion of Iraq, where the reports issued in 2010 indicated that one out of every nine US military left the army Because of mental disorders and emotional losses resulting from the multiple deployment of soldiers in different parts of the world. "
"The impact of the theater of war can raise issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder. The largest mental health risk study in the US military in 2014 indicated that many soldiers suffer from some form of mental illness, and many of these disorders are much higher Including civilians. "
A report released to the US Department of Defense in 2017 pointed out that most of the misconduct of American soldiers was linked to mental health and it was diagnosed that three out of five soldiers were dismissed due to misconduct, while another study confirmed last year that 20 military veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan commit suicide daily. Ending / 25 zhttp://www.almaalomah.com/2017/11/16/255505/