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Quaker House Vigil for Incarcerated Veterans

04/13/2016 11:34AM ● Published by Jennifer Gonzalez

Roberta Waddle and Chut Dilday

Gallery: Quaker House Vigil. Photos by Laney Branch [14 Images] Click any image to expand.

On Monday, April 11 at 5 p.m. several gathered on the sidewalk in front of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum to bring attention to the need for mental health care for incarcerated service members and veterans.

According to the Quaker House Military Counseling Center incarcerated service members and veterans with PTSD and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) are not receiving adequate mental health care.

During the vigil those in attendance pointed to the story of now incarcerated soldier Joshua Eisenhauer who they say suffers from severe PTSD/TBI and depression and anxiety.

They say there are 700,000 veterans in prison and the suicide rate for veterans imprisoned is five times that of the general population.

The vigil is in conjunction with an online petition to demand adequate and compassionate mental health care for incarcerated service members and veterans in North Carolina.  To learn more or sign the petition click here.






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