Vet-suicide

Robin Paul, a manager at the Roudebush Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis, has caused outrage after sending an email to staff mocking veteran’s suicide and PTSD.

Paul is a social worker who manages the Seamless Transition Integrated Care Clinic, which helps veterans readjust to life after being in combat. In December, she sent an email of an elf in a clinic who was begging for Xanax and attempting to commit suicide. The revelation of Paul’s email has caused outrage from veterans.

“It is a slap in the face to our recent and past veterans suffering from mental health issues every single day,” said Ken Hylton, commander of the Indiana Department of the American Legion. “These men and women went to war and do not deserve this type of ridicule. This is a disgusting display of mockery. This is supposedly someone who is caring for our veterans, and we in the Indiana American Legion are disgusted.”

 

As there is a record number of veteran suicides, the timing of Paul’s caustic email is poor at best. She continues to remain in her management position earning a salary of $79,916 and bonuses.

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H/T: Popular Military