...I do my best to keep my political views off of this blog.
I do my best to keep my religious beliefs from flowing into
my posts but occasionally they do
for that I am unapologetic.
With that said I feel that this is just too important to let it go
As you all know,
who have been here regularly,
I suffer with
It is a monster,
and is not something I would wish for anyone to deal with.
will steal away your life if you let it.
And so when I read this
to smile a little,
sigh a little,
and give thanks...
for it is a start.
That the Obama administration has reversed the long-standing policy against sending condolences only to families of service members who died either in combat or as a result of non-combat activity in war zones. Excluding suicide victims.
There are many wars to be fought. And one is on depression and PTSD. The stigma that has prevailed about this subject, this tragedy, has just been lifted, if just a bit.
It's about time this country honors those unseen scars. It's about time.
And for that move in the battle against the stigma that has been part of our societal mores for so long, I am deeply grateful.