Skip to comments.St. Tammany Sheriff: Iraqi war veteran was "unable to find the help he truly needed"
Posted on 03/11/2013 7:12:12 PM PDT by BBell
Abita Springs, La - A man who lives just down the road from 32-year-old Jason Glover is among those in Abita Springs just learning that Glover was shot and later died.
"I don't even know what happened," said a neighbor. "Somebody just told me that police shot him."
Around 11:00 Friday night, Glover's girlfriend called 9-1-1 saying her boyfriend had a handgun and had threatened to kill her. When deputies arrived, they say Glover got out of his vehicle with a gun and pointed it at a deputy. The deputy shot Glover twice. Glover died Saturday morning in the hospital.
St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain has this to say in a statement, "This is a truly tragic situation... This young man has struggled greatly to adjust and to recover from his experience. Sadly, he and his family were unable to find the help he truly needed."
Glover was an Iraqi war veteran who returned home with significant injuries, according to the Sheriff.
"This is a tragic event. It's a tragic in so many ways," said Psychiatrist Dr. Howard Osofsky with the LSU School of Medicine. He serves on a state commission working to better address the needs of men and women returning from war with both physical and emotional scars. "PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, trying to struggle to regain his life," said Dr. Osofsky. "It's very difficult for our service men and women and they deserve a great deal of help."
Dr. Osofsky says the Southeast Veterans Administration System is expanding and improving services for soldiers and their families. Unfortunately, he says even with help available, problems often go undetected. Others fear treatment and the stigma that comes with it.
"It's quite frequent to see veterans who are struggling," said Dr. Osofsky. "So much can be done to
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Calling 911 often makes simple matters worse. It’s not like the old days.
“Others fear treatment and the stigma that comes with it.”
And our politicians only make it worse.
Interesting comments after the article.
It is very tragic.
There is a vet down the street from me. He kind of wanders around the neighborhood. I don’t believe he has worked for a couple of years. I’d like to talk to him but don’t what to say.
“Hi, how ya doin’?” works for starters...
On Friends TV show it worked well for Joey. “No, how you doin’”.
It also works for my wife and I. You would be surprised how much that little bit helps to make friends. We are doin’ well, thank you.
So, how ya doin’”