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As you may recall, in 2016, a veteran burned himself alive outside a Veterans Affairs office to protest their refusal to provide him mental health support. The investigation that this shocking act sparked, has finally vindicated the veteran – beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Charles Ingram, a 51-year-old Gulf War veteran, went on for nearly a year without a therapy session or appointment with the psychiatrist. The doctor prescribed him medication for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, prior to his suicide, the VA inspector found in the investigation.
Dan Caldwell, the executive director of Concerned Veterans for America, said that while the VA has since implemented many reforms to improve the access for veterans, problems still remain in the system.
“It’s an absolutely tragic situation,” he said in a statement. “No veteran should have to wait three months for anpost was originally published on this site