In his remarks, Obama said it was “absolutely critical. . . to put an end to any stigma” that prevents troops from getting treatment for PTSD.
“No one should ever die waiting for the mental health care they need,” Obama added, referring to Spec. Edward W. Faulkner Jr., a survivor of the battle who also struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder, and killed himself less than a year after the attack.
In an article Saturday, The Washington Post told the story of Daniel Somers, an Army veteran of Iraq who felt frustrated in his attempts to get mental health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs and killed himself in June