The Impact of War

Soldier Says Army Ignored His Mental Health Concerns

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Dawn Marie Beals

Dawn Marie Beals says her husband, Army Specialist David Beals, was sent back to Iraq before he was mentally ready. Eric Westervelt, NPR hide caption

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U.S. military officials say they've made great strides in improving mental health care and lessening stigma for those seeking help for combat stress. But Army Spc. David Beals and his wife say Beals was sent back to Iraq while still suffering symptoms similar to those of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.



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