I've written quite a few posts about the disgraceful way the Con regime treats our veterans.
And about the disgusting way their depraved leader claims to be standing up for our men and women in uniform.
God bless all of our men and women in uniform. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/xR8LvJBlgS
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) June 10, 2014
While betraying our wounded soldiers so miserably.
Now read the tragic story of Colin Fitzgerald, war hero and PTSD survivor.
A decorated Afghanistan war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder says the only help he got from military counsellors was he was given a rock to squeeze when he wasn't feeling well.
"The counsellor that brought me into her office handed me a rock and told me when I was feeling bad to squeeze the rock and try to think about something else, and sent me on my merry little way," he said.
And try not to throw up, or get as angry as I did. Because that's the absolute limit.
And what makes it even worse is that anyone who has ever had to deal with the scourge of PTSD knows exactly how that wounded soldier must feel.
A few weeks ago I told you about the heroic struggle of Jenifer Migneault.
To get justice for the wounded, and support for those who love them.
And I've also told you about my struggle to get help for a friend who suffers from depression. My despair at seeing how little help was available.
And my boiling anger at seeing how he was humiliated by second rate care in third-rate facilities.
Where they might as well have given us a rock to squeeze, like they gave Colin Fizgerald, so little else did they have to offer.
And this so soon after we learned that there are so many homeless veterans out there the Con regime can't even count them.
The number of homeless people identified by Veterans Affairs Canada has skyrocketed over the last five years, jumping from just 35 in 2009-2010 to 236 last year.
But the true figure could be much higher. Experts suggest there could be thousands of veterans living on the streets yet to be located by government and volunteer organizations.
Which is beyond shameful.
Oh well, that's all I have time to say today, because I've got to get ready to take my friend on a long bike ride, and he WILL smile today.
Especially when I hand him a rock with Harper's face painted on it, and ask him to squeeze it as hard as he can. For both of us.
And all I ask is that whether or not you know a person who is suffering from depression, remember that it could happen to anyone, it hurts EVERYONE.
And please do what you can to defeat the ghastly Con regime, and its monstrous leader.
Before they hurt more Canadians...
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