Thank You For Your Service Themes

David Finkel
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Ignored Symptoms

Although the servicemen tell their caregivers significant symptoms, these symptoms are often ignored or glossed over. This act of not being proactive about symptoms the soldiers report, like suicidal thoughts or violent behavior, can sometimes have tragic results. One family is so frustrated by a veteran’s cries for help that they take matters into their own hands to get him the help he needs.

In Adam’s case, he stops telling his therapists that he is suffering with suicidal thoughts. Saskia is aware that he is suicidal. After they fight, she checks his pills to make sure he has not overdosed. When they sold the guns to pay for surgery on Zoe’s puppy, she was relived because all of the guns were out of the house. Even though Adam is aware that his suicidal thoughts have increased, he does not think there is any point...

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