May 1, 2014 | 4364 views
Veterans deserve fair treatment for mental ills
At a news conference on April 16 at Nassau Community College, former U.S. Army Sgt. Kristopher Goldsmith, who received a general discharge after serving a tour in Iraq, spoke about the need not only for better mental health care for returning veterans, but also for the input of mental health professionals in all cases of less-than-honorable discharges from the military.
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