New Resource "SHARE Program/Shepherd Center" Atlanta Georgia- Super Hot

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All- afterall it is "ALL-IN" a title, or "brand-name"/ "catch-Phrase" to get folks attention as in "marketing" of products- but if a veteran I would utilize caution:

So thought I would create a new "thread" to hopefully "draw" attention to the SHARE Program in Atlanta Geaorgia and "Weave" together my other "Threads" about it- "both" good and bad- So below is contact information SHARE Program Atlanata Georgia as well as the Shepherd Center, etc.... along with web-linlks! Hopefully those who have been "shell-schocked" in numerous "Whar-Torn" countries in "Selfless-Service" to the USA or Nation will find it "chifely" or exceedingly helpful:

http://pebforum.com/threads/possibl...ps-better-experience-than-myself.42787/page-2


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Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/
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Also thought I woluld "Inform" other veterans out there with "CHEMICAL" Sensitivities about a Home Buying or Apartment Renting Checklis from (ssee attached):

https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Envi...nvironments+for+optimum+health+and+creativity

"Optimum Environments For Optimum Health and Creativity: Designing and Building a Healthy Home or Office" Paperback – 2002 by M.D. William J. Rea (Author)

Honestly hope this helps some "veterans" or "retirees' acroos the "fuull spectrum" of the US Armed Services and hope is not "considered " a "Joint" "smoked" on my be-half......

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I myself have "found" that even thought utilized terminology all my life or to draw attention to things I wanted folks to pay attention- i.e. "attention getter's"- such as "Nuclear Hot" send "nuclear tip[ped Toma-hawk missile "down-rage" (refreering to correspondance vairous folks) in this day in age can cause veterans all sorts of issues and "can" be taken ot of "OUT OF CONTEXT" and "MISCONSTRUED" to maen something "NEVER INTENDED" and have the local POLICE SHOW UP AT ONE"s door-stp for no "reason" what so-ever......

Do not want to see other veterans have this same issue, particularly with the US DVA as I did- Courtsey Gulf Coast VA "Patient Advocate" and hope will "HEED" this "Gentle" Caution- Ergo I no longer will deal with Gulf Coast VA/VISN-16 Patient Advocate and utiolize the US DVA "Chaplin Corps" instead..... I mean how hard would have been to "clarify this" before "Police/ Law_Enforcement" were contacted????? One of MH providers had to write letter and explain all of this on my behalf.....

In my opinion "Totally" and "beyond" all "Ridiculousness"........ "GO Tribe" reminds me funny movie about "base-Ball" with the actor "charle Sheen, Wesley Snipes" etc.... and the "Cleveland-Indians"....

Well I myself- even thought was "offered" Teach "english" and some other things USMA... realize I need to to "better" and air stream my post's and threads much better...... As I have told ALL Miscrosft "Word" spell-check got me through a lot of "Schools".....


Thanks and hope this will help some veterans, etc.. out there.......
 

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In my other post's about SHARE! GS Fowler- suggested counter myself- not to take notes on Store/Restaurant receipts nor I guess scanning them to one's PC to file away until they may be need do to possible "corp-rate" issues!!!!!!

I have posted "this" thread a "Pcture" of how I keep my note book, note cards and "sales" Reciepy notes "organized" as that is the "key" to note-taking and/or "Journaling" as encouraged bu "SHARE" Program, "speech pathologist" as well as US DVA Provider's!!! This all supposedly assist's with ?memory" improvement- like "dictionary" word a day "Calendar!" It is interesting how- English words have multiple meaning like PC and Corporation- I would encourage folks to look up and get the -4(9)11- on this, as well.....

As tated precious threads the "Sales" Reciepts can be utilized for a whole host of "Iss-ues" most likely, espically if witness or hear something "Strange" or totally "bizzare" in a "establishment," or even "minor" issue with the Establishment- "leadership Team!" Or at least I would hope.....

Anyway hope assist's other veterans as well as "HOST" of other's......

Once again... SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested"::

[[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/

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Oh- I forgot to mention- young kids, mentioned other post's/threads, at SHARE in Atlanta were really into sharing- "made" big deal of me "passing" a "Banana" to another vet, so did staff-in a way!

As told staff-"Reminded" me of time USMA and "Beast Barracks" Tan a Ban..."!!!! Well at time, little did I know, but "cadet's" were placing "bananna sticker's: inside their USMA issued Head Gear to "signify" how many other "cadets" they had in fact "slept" with...so to speak.....

But, that being said we did not do a "Corps Level" 'pillow-fight" and place "kevlar helment's" in pillow cases and harm other cadet's...that was done in the mandated "sport's arena"...... well things change????????

Once again... SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested"::

[[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/ (108-Views This Thread)
 

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Interesting story, while I was at SHARE in Atlanta Georgia. There was an "islamic" gentleman riding his bike one day shouting all kinds of things in street across SHARE Bldg. All I caught was "Allah Akabar" but another "guest" at SHARE claimed speak and understand Arabic, claimed he was saying "death to you all" etc.... so I told SHARE Staff whom supposedly called Atllanta PD or POPO- to check on.

Oddly, when my troubles, begain this same Islamic gentleman was on street yet again, doing very similar, and had, had SHARE Program Manager check on me as well as stated ex-US Navy Social Worker.....several times. As I came out of building, and this Islamic guy had just departed area, an Ambulance and Police Crusier pulled out different sides of street from where "obviously" hiding- can only assume they were meant most likely for me, for "civil commitment" yet again, but this time in Atlanta Georgia, one biggest Cities US now!!!!!! These Law Enforcement folks had to have seen this same said "Islamic" gentleman as was in same time "window???" Now I can do "fuzzy" math and this does not add up in any way... what so ever... others can decide.....

One of civilian MH provider's treating me, told me after I was free of being "hostage" US Government... which no on one really believed was going to happen, this same MH professional told me I need to, if ever had means, get out of this area-i.e. State of Alabama, and Region all together.... now why would that be???? See Attached..... and other post's

Furthermore, numerous "Attorney's" in this area have told me to have nothing to do with Law Enforcement, what so ever.....guess I messed up turning in- what I thought to be "counterfeit money, etc....???" As was yet again, as in other post's this site described- "civilly committed" by a County Judge with no law-degree nor having passed State Bar Exam....????

Well other's out there on this website, have gone through worse, but I am living proof of a whole lot of things....sadly.... Other's CAN JUDGE...

Once again... SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested"::

[[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/ (125-Views This Thread)
 

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Once again I would be remiss if did not post here as well:

Yesterday, a Super Moderator, this website, called just to check on me. Said had other's present, but wanted to let me know if ever need support, etc..to call him. I thanked him and "re-iterated" how much I appreciated this website and how helpful, as well as "moral" sustaining it it fact was!

Which reminded me- that IAW several MH-Related Magazin'e- the Mental Health Community at US DVA, and elsewhere, should in fact be taking into account "veteran" "religious and cultural" beief systems so as not to Catch themselves in a "Catch-22" situation at all!

As I have stated in other post's this web-site "there are no atheist's in fox-holes" and it is a Hex- possibly, to be "lucky rather than good" as they say!

This Super Moderator wa s also fully "aware" of the song "Jealously..." or something, as I explained was "most-likely" the cause of a "host" of my problems in the local "community" on the Eastern Shore of Baldwin County, AL---- despite me ""being" a "guest or hostage" of Federal Government, for little to "NO" reason.....
Once again, would be remiss if did not post here as well_

Which reminded me of another comment about "art" and Artist's, which they stress at SHARE in Atlanta Georgia, and I guess for some strange reason in the US Atrmy Foreign Area office Program I guess under the Pre-text" of "Kultura"????!!!!!

Anyway, the Fairhope Alabama Art's and Craft's Festival is coming up. and I hope a whole lot of the very "exceptional" prison artists decide to flock to this area as well to "show" their skill and hopefully "pick" up a "Sponsor" or two to hopefully create there own "honest" business... just an idea??????? Kind of like in the US the "almost" lost art of "Leather Working...."""

I guess being a veteran in USA today, is like bing in "CatcH-22" or as the Band Rush sings in Song "2112," dealing with the "priest's of the temple" in days long past, were information, or the 411, by and large was passsed verbally and in-person, not via "electronic" means soley....... kind of like the song "spirit of the Radio" once again by "rush!"

Anywa- just wanted to thank Super Moderator "checking" on me and let other's know that the folks that Moderated this website really do care about all Veterans etc....

Also, I expressed my "severe" disappointment that things did not work out well for me at SHARE in Atlanta Georiga- "largley" due to an ex-US DVA, employee... as think could have really assisted me in some areas I have difficulty fuctioning......

Once again... SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested"::

[[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/ (156-Views This Thread)

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So all know- there are in fact a handful of folks within the US Department of Veteran Affairs System (US DVA) whom actually really care about veterans. The Chief of Gulf Coast VA, OEF-OIF-New Dawn (Trasition Management) called me last night, as had been following the SHARE/ Shepherd Center Situation "accutely" and wants to send some of his veteran's to SHARE- based on what all he had read, about it!

Like many he was totally unaware, the SHARE-Shepherd center even existed as a Resource " or veteran's"- hence, I believe, the need for some website out there to try and list all "resources' such as this, which I mentioned in other threads this post!!!!!

I recommended, that he first in fact- visit SHARE-Shepherd Center himself, via TDY , so to speak, via VA, prior to sending or having any of his veteran's apply. (See attached "redacted Email"

Gulf Coast VA just got, yet again, another "new" Director, so will be interesting to see if this actually happens or not- as have recommend things, such as "Cane Master's" latest medical devices- other VA's/ VA System's issuing, to Gulf Coast VA via the Oef-OIF Program and nothing has ever/ never come of it- odd- if VA want's to "transform!"

PS: As I told Chief OIF/OEF, who supported me in VA OIG Investigation (of which no one-either myself or other's at VA who supported as well- have heard anything back on) , into my care since entry into said system, simply getting my "TRICARE" back saved my life and "prevented" the VA from doing "further" harm to my "whole" person!!!!!!

Hope this helps folks and once again,

SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested"::

[[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/ (175-Views This Thread)
 

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My apologies, I forgot, that the The Chief of Gulf Coast VA, OEF-OIF-New Dawn (Transition Management) called me last night, offered me to in fact try Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy that is in fact being offered veterans in Mobile, AL- see links below:

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/35522556/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-changing-local-vets-lives

http://www.ipmamd.com/hbot-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy/

I, personally declined, given my experiences at WRIISC in Washington DC and SHARE/Shepherd Center in Atlanta Georgia. I also declined another Program- Warriors Ascent: at https://www.warriorsascent.org/ that a retired Army 0-6 "friend" of mine is highly involved in, for same reason.

In the recent past I asked the Chief of Gulf Coast VA, OEF-OIF-New Dawn (Transition Management)- to see if Gulf Coast VA could in fact look into Alpha-Stim, at http://www.alpha-stim.com/ that a US Medal of Honor veteran is utilizing/ endorsing as well as former hear of the US Department of Veteran Affairs! Of course nothing ever came of this nor anything else recommended Gulf Coast VA/ VISN-16!!!!!

Oddly, one of the Congressmen from my state of Alabama has in fact tried to get the US DVA to utilize Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy, and my own "civil" orthopedist has told me it has been utilized to heal the broken collar bone of a professional athlete in "record" time!

As mentioned in other post's those veterans and other's "artistically" inclined the Fairhope, Alabama Arts and Craft's Festival is occurring March 16-18, in Fairhope Alabama and people all over the country and world attend. See below links:

http://fairhopeartsandcraftsfestival.com/

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5857

Given, Fairhope-Daphne-Spanish Fort, as previously stated is per "capatia" one of the "wealthiest" areas in Alabama, might be good opportunity to pick up a sponsor or two?

Hope this helps quite folks and once again,

SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested"::

[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/ (201-Views This Thread)
 

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All- simply hope folks do not think I was overly "harsh" on SHARE/Shepherd Center In Atlanta Georgia! They, in form of "Recreational Therapy" really got me to thinking about my entire life and military career in relation to a whole host of "discipline's" in my "educational" background and "Real" world experience..... Kind of like the song by the band "Fallout Boy"- "My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark!" (see attached)

I really hope the OEF/OIF Rep. from Gulf Coast VA- sub-group VISN-16 gets to visit themselves, and send veteran's from this area!!!! Think it would be an "eye" opening experience for a whole lot of them as to how sadly the US DVA is lacking in a "myraid" of areas!!!!

I mean, despite, the issues I "personally" encountered, I "gleaned" a whole lot from just a very short stay, and in fact had things, I was unaware of, "discovered" that were in fact wrong with me!!!!

As the OIF/OEF Chief stated, 10 (+) years on, to still be diagnosing and attempting to treat issues with veterans is simply "UN-acceptiable" by any "measure" or "standar!" Sadly I am not the only one- look at our predecessor's from all conflicts WWII-to present!

Hopefully, this will spawn interest, for those with the "power" or "ability" to create better- fully-integrated system's that serves those who "selflessly" served our Nation, much better???? As I think, the short clip, in the Hasbro, etc... movie "Battleship" about "veterans" of all services being treated in a "Star-Wars" like "atmosphere" is probably the "goal" or ideal! Sadly it is no-where near "reality" as of yet!!!!!!

Thanks....

Hope this helps quite folks and once again, SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested":

[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/

PS: As mentioned in other post's those veterans and other's "artistically" inclined the Fairhope, Alabama Arts and Craft's Festival is occurring March 16-18, in Fairhope Alabama and people all over the country and world attend. See below links:

http://fairhopeartsandcraftsfestival.com/

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5857

Given, Fairhope-Daphne-Spanish Fort, as previously stated is per "capatia" one of the "wealthiest" areas in Alabama, might be good opportunity to pick up a sponsor or two?

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As just posted to Darby009- thought post here as well for some clarity:

Chaplain Charlie- thanks, and respectfully not quite the point! I have, unfortunatley walked in whole bunch of shoe's, until a Super Moderator on this site pulled a "rabbit" out of the "ether" and got my TriCare back for me. Only reason I am still "breathing" and not 6-feet under or 11-"fathoms" below..... take on'e pick thank's to the VA.....

For those struggling with a host of issues', due to their self-less servisce "money" in fact becomes a major factor that has to be "SIGNIFICANTLY" balanced with "quality" of life issues....

I recommend once again the following.....

-Chemical Sensitivity: Tools, Diagnosis and Method of Treatment, Volume IV 1st Edition by William J. Rea (Author) at https://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Sen...sr=8-1&keywords=chemical+sensitivity+volume+4

-Chemical Sensitivity 1st Edition by Sherry Rogers (Author) at https://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Sen...eST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=detail

-Optimum Environments For Optimum Health and Creativity: Designing and Building a Healthy Home or Office- 2002 by William J. Rea (Author) at https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Envi...rd_wg=MmcSF&psc=1&refRID=3QVXX8H3D86MZS6GT9S5

-Healing Severe Chemical and EMF Sensitivity: Our Breakthrough Cure for Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and Electro-hypersensitivity (EHS) Paperback – September 8, 2012by Gary Patera (Author) at https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Seve...s=healing+severe+chemical+and+emf+sensitivity

- Alternative Approach to Allergies, An: The New Field of Clinical Ecology Unravels the Environmental Causes of Revised, Reprint Edition by Theron G. Randolph (Author) at https://www.amazon.com/Alternative-...keywords=an+alternative+approach+to+allergies

The reason, being, one must read what it takes to overcome this issue and the "total" cost of "treatment," i.e. diet modification (organixc- expensive), home modification, to buying right kind of vehicle, clothes, home furnishings, air/water filters, home "Chemical Free Zone Tent," etc...... (lat I looked the VA nor TRICRAE nor even Medicare will "pay" or assist in paying many of these things...)

Remember, Vietnam veterans- Agent Orange, Burn-Pit's etc... War on Terror VET's- Burning Oil Fields/ Pipe Lin'es, Chem Munitions, Burn Pit's, IED's, Burning Vehicles etc... and I am sure remaining WWII and Korean War veterans many of same or similar things as well......

This is a very complex issue, in and of itself, not well studied by US DVA tec....as well as expensive to treat- Allegria, just being one of many things possibly required.... and any cost savings veterans and "retirees' on fixed income can in fact "scrape" together is in fact to many a "god-send!"

I am more than sure Allegria or "fexofinidene" is not only medication Express Scripts is out of quite a bit...but have not checked personally, think "others" should" that veterans and retirees' can get free Express Scripts but whenout, have the "honor" and privlidge of a "co-pay" of some sort or being 20-40 dollars out of pocket for OTC??????

Thanks Chaplian Charlie, and hope this some-what clarfies the issue, I am talking about..... perhaps this is one of those situation's veterans' and retirees' perhaps write their locally elected "law-makers???????''' If they so desire........

My mere peon input.....other's can THink and Judge for Themselves.....

Hope this helps quite folks and once again, SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested":

[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/

PS: As mentioned in other post's those veterans and other's "artistically" inclined the Fairhope, Alabama Arts and Craft's Festival is occurring March 16-18, in Fairhope Alabama and people all over the country and world attend. See below links:

http://fairhopeartsandcraftsfestival.com/

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5857

Given, Fairhope-Daphne-Spanish Fort, as previously stated is per "capatia" one of the "wealthiest" areas in Alabama, might be good opportunity to pick up a sponsor or two?

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For "continuity's sake" thought post here as well from POST to Darby009 (hopefully not a SGT ROCK or Rock as I guess I have been called...): [http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/]

Darby009- if still with the PEBForum Program, thought would re-iterate something about MyHeatheVet Secure Messaging. I, and understand other's who in past have "crossed" folks like Head of a VA System- like the former Head x2past of Gulf Coast VA, have suddenly experienced issue's with said system.

If call the MHV Help Desk, they will most likely ask for a message ID, see attached example MSG Highlighted in "yellow!" This hard to do unless write them down constantly as, who, especially those TBI etc... can remember them?

Anyway, will need a "premium" MHV account to access this feature- which when works, is exceedingly helpful. However, it too has "significant" issues. The message's are in fact "screend" by admin staff/ nurses etc... ebfore reach intended recipent, and some VA doctors/ dentist's themselves have problems logging on to this system, and given o"overload" of veterans in system some provider's simply become swamped.... as one showed me all the MHV Secure traffic she alone gets.....

I have complained, sadly to VA OIG, Former Head VA, and the Head Shed in Maryland of MHV System- Congressmen/Senator's- and still have issues....i.e. no "changie" .... but that is status quo for the US DVA!!!!!

Hopefully, you will not encounter these issue's if as VA personnel themselves will tell you, "not" rock the boat by contacting "Law Maker's or hiring, lord forbid, a "VA Attorney" to represent you......

Also, so you are also aware, as per my one and only TDRL Eval, and my VA provider's as well those at SHARE in Atlanata GA, one is supposed keep VA MH Provider's, etc... constantly abrest of what is going on in your life.... hence journalism, sales receipt notes etc... that I myself keep and "periodically" send my providers....

Anyway, hope this assist's you and other's with, perhaps similar issues.....

Yet again, SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested":

[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/

PS: As mentioned in other post's those veterans and other's "artistically" inclined the Fairhope, Alabama Arts and Craft's Festival is occurring March 16-18, in Fairhope Alabama and people all over the country and world attend. See below links:

http://fairhopeartsandcraftsfestival.com/

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5857

Given, Fairhope-Daphne-Spanish Fort, as previously stated is per "capatia" one of the "wealthiest" areas in Alabama, might be good opportunity to pick up a sponsor or two?

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(PS: One really wonder's how much Hollywood and other artist's reall get right as IAW "The Mythical Creatue's Bible" by Brenda Rosen- like in the Movie "John Wick," "Baba-Yeaga (sP)" is in fact real Russian Fable, as well as Movie "47-Ronin" - "Obake and...Kitasune"- are real Japaneses myth's....interesting????)
 

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Darby009- (if still following) in continuing from Post Above Thought would SHARE why I personally do not write "law Makers" any more, but not discouraging or anyone else from doing so by any or all means:
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I have dealt with VA etc… now for 10(+) years and nothing tangible has in fact changed despite writing just about everyone humanly possible, countless times! The only way I have really achieved anything is in fact through attorneys at considerable cost and time and effort…. very sadly….

As I have been told by numerous attorney’s, Senators and Congressmen cannot, by themselves direct any Federal Agency, what to do! They can only suggest/inquire! A law, must in fact be passed by Congress to get a Federal Agency to do anything- and is a law going to be passed for any one individual? Odds are not, and getting any bill through congress is a nightmare in and of itself- with all the competing interests of the parties involved, constituents, businesses etc…

Also, there are supposedly Congressional “Liaison’s” at these Federal Agencies- I have seen them myself at VA-in action- and they simply bought the VA’s “Party Line” and affected no change what so ever… I do not know if these Liaisons are part of a different branch of government or work for individual Senators and Congressmen, and/or are full- time job- if so they too are part of what is termed as “Deep State”- which I will address next….

Since our elected officials cannot direct a Federal Agency what to do, these agencies, such as the VA, simply pay tacit compliance, and then resume business as usual…. this is because there is little to no follow up by Congressional staff, liaisons, etc… as Congressional staff, individually, are not equipped/manned for this…..

Then there are all the rules and laws for terminating federal employees… which are well above and beyond ridiculous- one only must look to former head Gulf Coast VA, and other senior VA leadership around country that have been in news-papers/media for various wrong-doings to clearly see this…. So they remain ultimately in place and empowered to influence a whole host of thing via “networks” they have either created or become part of….

Gulf Coast VA/VISN-17 is a simple microcosm of this in totality… as over the last decade numerous folks from Washington DC VA HQ have been down here to supposedly “FIX” things and simply everything remains largely as it was since my entry in this heinous system since over 10-years ago…

Thus, part of the overall “Deep State” - life-long senior Federal employees- have been able to exploit a “seam” in the “system,” that is our Federal Government, without impunity for an exceedingly long time!!!! Also, if retired or simply fired… they can in fact become even more influential as “Grey Beards,” so to speak, through the networks and contacts they just left- as are no longer largely bound/constrained by the rules and regulations they were employed under! Also, as they become members of extra-former-employment networks or new networks, thereby further linking networks and systems!
Therefore, nothing really changes, - nor probably- ever will- as this system is most likely well beyond any level of reigning in by those in power, unless “laws” are radically changed…. But that as we all know is a very lengthy, time-consuming process and Senator’s and Congressman must be re-elected- which is two years for Congressmen- so with that turn-over in Congress what “collective working memory” is there to “prosecute” any lasting change in this system……???????

Then you have “special interest- “in case of the VA a whole host of $BIG Dollar$ interests like big Pharma, medical equipment, office suppliers, etc.… to name a few! This is not to mention the VA is the Second Largest Federal Employer behind DOD. So, if simply Congress or anyone wanted to change this system radically, it would be worse than the US military’s BRAC- as endless argument would ensue about what was or was not going to remain in whose “District” or “State”- HIGHLY PROBLEMATIC!!!!!!!!!

I, very painfully, got a VA OIG Investigation initiated (still never heard if closed out or not), and a person from one of the Vet Service Organizations told me they were trying to “crack” the Gulf Coast VA System for a long time to no-avail- which brings up a bigger question…! Why of all the numerous VA System’s- are only a handful- supposedly darn good, and others simply beyond atrocious like the Gulf Coast VA System - which is 1-Star System now- and should have never been the Five Star System it was to begin with… able to obviously withstand this type of, dare I say, “INFILTRATION?????, by the “Deep State?”

That is for others to ponder and beyond me to figure out…. But the “Deep State” is in fact alive and well, one only must look as far as the Gulf Coast VA/VISN-16 to get a glimpse of it at work…… and a huge seam in our beloved Democracy Exploited…as every system has its weak-spot’s… just a people do….

GEN/President Eisenhower, allegedly, feared the “military/Industrial complex” as, and he would have personally known, is it is exactly what helped bring Nazi Germany to power… so if “life-long” VA “Deep-State” employees have in fact been compromised by “special-interest” or other interest’s does this not in fact compound the issues to Infinity “∞” in the VA alone for example???????? What if they transfer to another Federal Agency- which they can do???

There is also another issue at work- “education”- Thomas Jefferson supposedly stated the best defense against any tyranny is an “highly-educated” populace… sadly most regular VA employees are not this, in my experience… and there is no system of “IQ/Job Competency Testing” etc. in place before they are in fact hired (as I have asked numerous folks about this) further compounding the VA’s numerous issue’s… or is it simply by design?????? Questions for others to ponder…but from extensive personal experience, any employee I have known at the VA to ask hard questions or “buck” the system (so to speak) has paid dearly for it, personally and professionally…….

Finally, myself and other veterans I know, have been cautioned by VA employees, themselves, from writing Senators and Congressmen or even hiring attorney’s- now why would this be? Do they know something other’s simply do not??????

Thanks….. and hopes this in fact helps someone else, and once again, I am by no means at all discouraging others from writing their Elected Officials as it sometimes, not quite often as in my case, pays off and informs them as well! But I have simply had more effect with attorney's than anything else..... hope folks at least think about this??????

For more accuracy on a comment "Then there are all the rules and laws for terminating federal employees..." I would, if anyone so inclined, highly recommend "The Complete Guide To Hiring and Firing Government Employees" by Stewart Liff- as I gave this as a gift to several very good VA employees who were in fact, as I stated above, "any employee I have known at the VA to ask hard questions or “buck” the system (so to speak) has paid dearly for it, personally and professionally……." to utilize as kind of a "reverse playbook" to protect themselves and careers, etc....., but even then some-supposedly had to retain attorney's..... Just something for folks to think about as very coin has how many sides?

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Darby 009- Hope this helps quite folks and once again, SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested":

[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/

PS: As mentioned in other post's those veterans and other's "artistically" inclined the Fairhope, Alabama Arts and Craft's Festival is occurring March 16-18, in Fairhope Alabama and people all over the country and world attend. See below links:

http://fairhopeartsandcraftsfestival.com/

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5857

Given, Fairhope-Daphne-Spanish Fort, as previously stated is per "capatia" one of the "wealthiest" areas in Alabama, might be good opportunity to pick up a sponsor or two?

(PS: One really wonder's how much Hollywood and other artist's reall get right as IAW "The Mythical Creatue's Bible" by Brenda Rosen- like in the Movie "John Wick," "Baba-Yeaga (sP)" is in fact real Russian Fable, as well as Movie "47-Ronin" - "Obake and...Kitasune"- are real Japaneses myth's....interesting????)

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Thought I would post the below to Darby009 (From: http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/) as a COMPARISON between SHARE/Shepherd Center in Atlanta Georgia and the US DVA's WRRISC in Washington DC and the uS DVA in General. (see http://pebforum.com/threads/wriisc-washington-dc-fyi-warning-proceed-with-caution.30283/ )

In my very humble, opinion even thought only at SHARE in Atlanta GA on 5-Days, and despite issue with "ex US DVA" employee by and large- SHARE is in fact closer to an "ideal" model or start-up "Colony" thn anything the US DVA in fact has to offer. In the Hasbro movie "Battleship" with Liam Neeson and Brooklyn Decker, who plays a Physical Threapist, one can get a brief glimpse of what SHARE is kind of like!!!!???? (See https://www.amazon.com/Battleship-Alexander-Skarsgård/dp/B005LAIHPE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1518955197&sr=8-3&keywords=battleship+movie) Never, seen nor heard of anything like what is depicted in "Battleship" any-where I have been in US DVA system.......other can comment if have seen anything similar......????????

(Like US DVA WRIISC Washington DC- SHARE/Shepherd Center Atlanta GA hd "security" cameras everywhere, but do not "Remember" signing any sort of "release" for any viedo of myself or other's to be used as part of "treatment!!!"""")

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Thought I would post the below to Darby009 here as when at WRIISc Washington, DC, they did not have an "Occupational Therapist," Speech Pathologist," "Geneticist," nor Infectious "Disease Doctor" On Staff nor as part of their FULL-TIME Integrated Team- and IAW website, at https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/WARRELATEDILLNESS/about-us/who-we-are/dc-wriisc.asp still do not.

This is odd as, if I remember correctly, had me sign "release" for video monitoring, and had myself and family member stay in "Fischer House" there on VA Grounds.... who was reviewing any "viedo" footage of myself or other's, etc...... like an "Occupational Therapist?" Furthermore, tested my hand "motor-skills" with one "peg board test" only and did not utilize a "Hand Dynamometer" nor anything else or even test my balance, etc..... very, very strange......?????????

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From: http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

Darby009- it just struck me on the below, from your original post (in Blue Bold), and do not know if anyone has in fact ever tried, but an "Independent" evaluation from a "Occupational Therapist" to really asses your "intermittent ability" to perform activities of daily living, might also help????? I do not know if the US DVA hires many nor any "Occupational Threapist's" to do assessment's such as this and/or for the US DVA "Caregiver" Program, which based on below you might "qualify" for particularly if rated 70% or greater and then really if rated I/U- Individual Un-employability which "compensates you at the 100% US DVA Disabled rate even though only rated 70%! Also, you only posted MH conditions- if have "physical: conditions as well will greatly contribute to your overall rating- such as "carpol" tunnel syndrome, bad back and or shoulders, etc......

"-Intermittent inability to perform activities of daily living, including maintenance of minimal personal hygiene"

If do not know what an "Occupational Therapist" does, I recommend several books but the following should suffice, and has good general information for any 'college student' in general: "SO YOU WANT TO BE A THERAPIST? How to become a Physical or Occupational Therapist" -Paperback –October 21, 2013 by Dr. Kirk G Painter (Author) ( at https://www.amazon.com/THERAPIST-be...43&sr=8-6&keywords=occupational+therapy+books )

IAW this book, and other's "Occupational Therapist's" are "crossed-trained" in a whole host of discipline's such as "physical Therapy," "Psychology", "general Medicine," etc....furthemore, if for instance have "carpal TunneL" can measure what you can actually do with your hands on various sized object's from very small to very big; check vision, speech, and how all interplay's with your "daily" activities or "Routine,"......etc......

At Share Program in Atlanta, the "Osspational Therapist" was fantastic and utilized a "Jamar Hydraulic Hand Evaluation Kit, Includes Hydraulic Hand Dynamometer, PincGauge, & Finger Goniometer,....Measure PSI, Max Force Indicator to Measure Hand & Grip Strength" on my hands and fingers (Jamar Device at https://www.amazon.com/Jamar-Evalua...8951228&sr=8-6&keywords=jamar+hand+dynamomete) this had never been done by the US DVA not even for a "compensation and pension exam or reevaluation" which is odd as caropl tunnel can greatly affect "hand" strenght, especially after surgery- as well as various other conditions! Also, pain "thresholds' can also be "scientifically" evaaluated now- do not know if US DVA "executing/ diong" this or not!!!!! (These all questions your US DVA Primary Care Doctor!)

Well Darby009, I wish you the best, and if in fact have other conditions other than MH might want post as other's can give better assement of "total-combined" US DVA rating might be-

As previously stated, ther are, other resources out there, and do not know if this "occupational Threapist" "brain-storm," so to speak will actually assit you and/or others or not- other's can chime in on that...?????

Best of Luck- Darby009-

SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested":

[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/
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And for those with "great" artistic ability (Painting, Sketching, Leather Work, Native American Bead Work or Silver Work etc.., Jewelry, etc...) should check out at YouTube.com the following on former Africa American Mayor NIX "The Utopian Fairhope" in-conjunction the "Annual Fairhope Arts & Craft's Festival":
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSeJY2DZa-o




Given, Fairhope-Daphne-Spanish Fort, as previously stated is per "capatia" one of the "wealthiest" areas in Alabama, might be good opportunity to pick up a sponsor or two?

http://fairhopeartsandcraftsfestival.com/

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5857

Hope This helps Darby009....as well as 'numerous other's???????:cool::);):confused: (Local paper the other day had at top-Airing a Documentary of Former Fairhope Mayor NIX, but could not find it...perhaps other's, if so inclined can.... "Mobile Press Register" whom as local lore has it owner's reside in Fairhope AL....)
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As per usual- thought- I would Post the below to Darby009 at http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/ here as well, as do not think many "civilian" US DVA Employee's/ Doctor's even if served military, fully understand a whole "host" of things "soldiers" veterans- in particular Combat Arms, truly experience, not just in combat but in Training.......

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Thought- I would Post the below to Darby009 at http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/ so hopefully other's can build great case with US DVA, or gather "evidence" to take with them to places like WRIISC Washington DC or SHARE/Shepherd Center in Atlanta Georgia....
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Darby009- as I "suggested" to you earlier, when dealing with the US DVA, one kind of needs to be like "Inspector Clouseau" from the "old" "Pink-Panther" movies (Cortes of YouTube "Henry Mancini ‎– The Pink Panther (Music From The Film Score) 1963 (full album)" at
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_TY7k_lni8





By this I mean, folks who have "evaluated" me external to the US DVA, have gone through a whole lot of stuff from my "past" like "College" Transcripts, US Military 201-File, and things I used to be fully capable of doing, but to very "large degree" cannot anymore- like complex, math or I would hate to "re-attempt" anything like the USMA IOAC, [due balance issues] all cadet's are required to take- see "West Point IOCT Record 1 min 59 sec" courtesy of YouTube at:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94tPO0fGtJo







Or how I had my 3-front teeth broken, see "Plebe Boxing 1" once again courtesy of YouTube at:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1DZrOBDOeA









that all cadet's, at least male, were/ are required to take as well! At other military academies in the World, such as Korean cadet's, supposedly required obtain "Black-Belt" Ta-Kown-Do, and soldier's execute for PT in mornings, etc....! As well as other Foreign Armies abroad such as Turkish Army, etc.... (Went/Attended US Army IOAC Turkish Special Forces Officer, supposedly on Turkish Olympic Team; and supposedly Judo along with Cycling National Sport of Belgium1)

***Then, one has summer's "mandatory" activities and as well as supposedly "Ivy League" academics to content with in addition to everything else:


******See Summer's "mandatory" activities, etc. courtsey of YouTube- "Whiskey Lima - The Full Experience | West Point Cadet Summer Training 2017 [4K]: at
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dChTnb5qac0








******See Ivy League" academics, etc courtesy of YouTube- "A Day In The Life Of A West Point Cadet:-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1eJYWKPNpY





This does not count military schooling, civilian schooling completed and other's attempted and not completed due to "incurred" injuries from Combat etc...
All of this has been utilized, to compare me now to then, by mostly "civilian" provider's to assist with US DVA Ratings, etc... as some, of it I simply cannot do anymore.... like "complex" math, etc.....

WRIISC Washington, DC asked me about some of this, but as far as I can tell just took a "courtesy" look at it all.... and did nothing as in-depth as other's external to US DVA did. I also sent some above SHARE Staff in Atlanta Georgia, but not sure "understood" the significance behind it all??????

Anyway, it alll goes towards evidence, in building a Very "Strong Case" with the US DVA and other's..... hope this helps you Darby009 and numerous other's out there.....

Best of Luck- Darby009-

SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested":

[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/

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A little about US Army Ranger school courtesy once again YouTube- "!!WOW!! Army Ranger School Benning Phase 1" at-
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlaWNjGt8Hg



Caught my first case of "pneumonia" as did other's sadly, who ended up ICU in the "infamous" worm Pit..... and told by US Army Doctor's would need be "cognizant" the rest of my life as would in fact be more "susceptible" but WRIISC Washington DC staff even argued this "ad nasueam"..... "Ranger School" has been described by many as "best" light-leader course in world, and even though "no-go" this station myself, found lessons learned here very useful.....

However, in US Military, especially Infantry etc... taught to eat fast, and eat other things in both training and combat which can "contribute" greatly to "Gastro Intestinal Reflex Disease..." or GIRD...... which swallow test's "believe it or not" done by US DVA Speech Pathologist's.....

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Thought would post her, for continuit's sake to Darby009- as supposedly was rated "initially" by the US DVA 40-odd something conditions- "exceedingly lucky" as I told him!

Hopefully "Big Brother" will not in fact be "watching" him too closely per "National Geographic February 2018 - Big Brother"- Single Issue Magazine – 201 by National Geographic (Author) at Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/National-Geo...ords=national+geographic+magazine+big+brother

Also, getting so "lucky" right out of gate, might in fact as informed him "SPAWN" some severe "jealously" in certain quarters...... and then who knows what, especially if US DVA folks or other's, etc... with access to their "medical, etc.." records talk "outside" "offical" channels....????????

Wel, anyway hope this helps a whole lot folks out there and perhaps, as in cae of Darby009, the US DVA is "turning" over a new "leaf"- like the "Maple Leafe" but "personally" I doubt it as US DVA has already busted the 220-day timelne on ceratin things and been told by US VA attorney's actually still taking upwards of 2-years to get "adjucitated"..... well there are always- what they call _"outliers" in the field of "statistical analysis"?????

Darby009- thought I would post this (from PEBFourm- http://pebforum.com/threads/great-news-for-burn-put-victims-maybe.43127/ ) here as well since believ you were in fact "diagnosed" with 40(+/-) issues- which you did not list??????

If any due to environmental exposure then perhaps this might assist you as well as other's??????????? As said before, I "think" you are in fact quite lucky, as met "Vietnam(?)" vet other day at local clinic who was "highly-uset" as it supposedly took him 30-years or so get his ratings......

Alos since I have mention the "HUGE" numbers of "incarcerated" veterans as well as other things I would recommend to any possibly facing this or their families the following from Amazon.com: "Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons" -Paperback – January 22, 2017 by Christopher Zoukis (Author) at Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Federal-Pris...3&sr=8-1&keywords=the+federal+prison+handbook

I can, since as stated "guest/hostage" of FEDERAL/STATE government myself, vouch everything in this book is more than vaild, and would greatly assit any either facing this "tradgey" or already "guest's or hostages!!!!!!"

Furthermore, in it on pages 228-229, the author, Mr. Zoukis, describes "Hobby Craft", and how "guest's/hostages," of this/these "wonderfuld" systems whom participated in "ART" etc.... "had higher chance of favorable outcomes over a two-year period compared to those who did not participate in any arts-related projects" .... "after relaese!"

Anyway Darby009- hope this assist's you as well as countless other's........????????
 

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Thought would post her, for continuit's sake to Darby009- as supposedly was rated "initially" by the US DVA 40-odd something conditions- "exceedingly lucky" as I told him!

Hopefully "Big Brother" will not in fact be "watching" him too closely per "National Geographic February 2018 - Big Brother"- Single Issue Magazine – 201 by National Geographic (Author) at Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/National-Geo...ords=national+geographic+magazine+big+brother

Also, getting so "lucky" right out of gate, might in fact as informed him "SPAWN" some severe "jealously" in certain quarters...... and then who knows what, especially if US DVA folks or other's, etc... with access to their "medical, etc.." records talk "outside" "offical" channels....????????

Wel, anyway hope this helps a whole lot folks out there and perhaps, as in cae of Darby009, the US DVA is "turning" over a new "leaf"- like the "Maple Leafe" but "personally" I doubt it as US DVA has already busted the 220-day timelne on ceratin things and been told by US VA attorney's actually still taking upwards of 2-years to get "adjucitated"..... well there are always- what they call _"outliers" in the field of "statistical analysis"?????
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Per above reference Darby009- and "Big Brother"- I just found out, via a US DVA representative, calling me on an EEO-Issue, I submitted well over a year ago to VA ORM-VA OIG- VA Hierarchy-etc.... that IAW: 18 USC Ch. 119: WIRE AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS INTERCEPTION AND INTERCEPTION OF ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
From Title 18—CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDUREPART I—CRIMES at/from "http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/[email protected]/part1/chapter119&edition=prelim "

"CHAPTER 119—WIRE AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS INTERCEPTION AND INTERCEPTION OF ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Sec.2510.Definitions.
2511.Interception and disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications prohibited.
2512.Manufacture, distribution, possession, and advertising of wire, oral, or electronic communication intercepting devices prohibited.
2513.Confiscation of wire, oral, or electronic communication intercepting devices.
[2514.Repealed.]
2515.Prohibition of use as evidence of intercepted wire or oral communications.
2516.Authorization for interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications.
2517.Authorization for disclosure and use of intercepted wire, oral, or electronic communications.
2518.Procedure for interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications.
2519.Reports concerning intercepted wire, oral, or electronic communications.
2520.Recovery of civil damages authorized.
2521.Injunction against illegal interception.
2522.Enforcement of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act."
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The US DVA, is in fact supposedly not supposed to be recording phone calls, what so ever, with exceptions like the "Suicide Hotline"- as is presumably considered for patient "welfare!" Oddly, the Gulf Coast VA/VISN-16, as I informed this gentlemen, has in fact been doing this a very long time. I am not an attorney, but this is a very lengthy- Chapter of Title 18 USC and am sure covers everything, like improper utilization and/or dissemination of "electronic" health records and in the MHV System- MHV Secure Messaging,etc... either being discussed or transmitted outside "offical" VA channels by US DVA Personnel such as the "clerks", "nurses", other administrative staff, etc.. that screen and relay these messages?????? "Otherwise- per MHV- one's own medical record is one's own to do with as see fit!"

Perhaps some Super Moderator's- like GSFowler or Chaplain Charlie would add some clarity for All.....?????????

Thanks and hope this helps some folks.......

PS: Just an Update- It is funny and sad, just before the "Arts & Craft's Festival" I have mentioned in several posts, for perhaps an "opportunity" for some to possibly better themselves(?!?), the local Town hosting it, just had a bomb threat called into the "down-town" area today- as informed by several! It is funny, as I understand, numerous "concerned" citizens over last several years have "called-in" all kind of "illegal" activity, by "foreign" nationals, etc...- some of Islamic or Middle-Eastern descent, and very little to nothing done about by local, as well as State of Alabama Authorities, etc...- not saying any of these folks involved, in this current situation-but if so- then whom is, ultimately to blame?????!!!!! Hopefully, works out ok- and no US Citizen's or "tourists" to this area get hurt!
 

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PS: Just an Update- It is funny and sad, just before the "Arts & Craft's Festival" I have mentioned in several posts, for perhaps an "opportunity" for some to possibly better themselves(?!?), the local Town hosting it, just had a bomb threat called into the "down-town" area today- as informed by several! It is funny, as I understand, numerous "concerned" citizens over last several years have "called-in" all kind of "illegal" activity, by "foreign" nationals, etc...- some of Islamic or Middle-Eastern descent, and very little to nothing done about by local, as well as State of Alabama Authorities, etc...- not saying any of these folks involved, in this current situation-but if so- then whom is, ultimately to blame?????!!!!! Hopefully, works out ok- and no US Citizen's or "tourists" to this area get hurt!

So- here is updated on above from: http://www.fox10tv.com/story/377131...ds-explosive-ordinance-disposal-unit-on-scene

Honestly, this has simply not been my personal, nor really anyone else's personal experience, that I know, with Law Enforcement in the Mobile Bay Area nor Alabama in general? A while back, in fact, Gulf Coast VA Personnel informed that, veterans were in fact being severely "mis-treated" via local law-enforcement in and around the Mobile Bay Area! Furthermore certain areas' of the Mobile Bay area are known as an "author's" paradise, and local legend has it "media" mogul's, etc... reside in this particular area as well..... So I would simply advise caution as best course of action here and really anything one reads in main stream media about this area...... Really, have to live it, or see it to believe it- kind of scenario....

Perhaps some Super Moderator's- like GSFowler or Chaplain Charlie would add some clarity for All.....?????????
Really was hoping some sort feed back on US DVA and below:

8 USC Ch. 119: WIRE AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS INTERCEPTION AND INTERCEPTION OF ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
From Title 18—CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE PART I—CRIMES at/from "http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/[email protected]/part1/chapter119&edition=prelim "
As personally think Perhaps would benefit a whole lot of veterans that in fact have issues/problems with US DVA contacting all sorts of "Federal/State?Local Agiencies....""""??????

Thanks and hope this helps.......
 

138MISFIT

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I know you're trying to help but it's really hard for me to get through your posts because of all the quotation marks
 

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138MISFIT, et.al.... Thought would post here as well for clarity.....

Former MiTT Team Leader said:

and have ALL justify their logic, not via "check-the box" but actually writing clear "diagnostic" justification for every "bullet" per diagnostic criterion/symptom in DSM-V with at least three or four examples of each criterion/point clearly delineated....sad but true....

Oh, well things could be worse I guess, I could still be "warehoused" by Federal GOV in "prison" for unjust reason, or still on "unwarranted" supervised-release, or conversely simply having made a "snap-shot call" based on Training, ROE, Environment, Situation At Time, etc... in a highly convoluted environment like Iraq or Afghanistan, as some very "poor" others currently are.... or just simply "lost" their careers for.....

Darby009, et.al... hope this may assist, you and others....... as I know there are perhaps other's out there whom have had-noticed similar problems, and if so need to share them for anything to possibly change for the better...
Darby009, et.al... thought I should be a little clearer I what I wrote here and other places regarding the US DVA and others "systems" of Mental Health "check-the box-form" or "because I simply said so" diagnostic criteria.

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All the below is quoted fromAmerican Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic And Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders- Fifth Edition.” Arlington, VA American Psychiatric Association, 2013. Quoted From Pages 761, 762, 763, 764- page number s specific quotes to right in red!

“General Criterion for Personality Disorder: (from page 761)

The essential features of a personality disorder are:

A. Moderate or greater impairment in personality (self/interpersonal) functioning.

B. One or more pathological personality traits. (Following From page 762: “Pathological traits are organized into five basic domains: Negative Affectivity, Detachment, Antagonsim, Disinhibition, and Psychotism. Within the five broad trait domains are 25 specific trait facets that were developed initially from a review of existing trait models and subsequently through iterative research with sample of people who sought mental health services….”)

C. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual’s personality trait expression are relatively inflexible and pervasive across a broad across a broad range of personal and social situations.

D. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual’s personality trait expression are not better explained by another mental disorder.

F. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual’s personality trait expression are not solely attributable to the psychological effects of a substance or another medical condition.

G. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual’s personality trait expression are not better understood as normal for an individual’s developmental stage or sociocultural environment.”

“Specific Personality Disorders: (From pages, 763-764)

-Antisocial Personality Disorder

-Avoidant Personality Disorder

-Borderline Personality Disorder

-Narcissistic Personality Disorder

-Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

-Schizotypal Personality Disorder”

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: (From pages 767-768)

Typical Features of narcissistic personality disorder are variable and vulnerable self-esteem, with attempts at regulation through attention and approval seeking, and either overt or covert grandiosity. Characteristic difficulties are apparent in identity, self-direction, empathy, and /or intimacy, as described below; along with specific maladaptive traits in the domain of Antagonism.

Proposed Diagnostic Criteria:

A. Moderate or greater impairment in personality functioning, manifested by characteristic difficulties in two or more of the following four areas:

1. Identity: Excessive reference to others for self-definition and self-esteem regulation; exaggerated self-appraisal inflated or deflated, or vacillating between extremes; emotional regulation mirrors fluctuations in self-esteem.

2. Self-direction: Goal setting based on gaining approval from others; personal standards unreasonably high in order to see one as exceptional, or too low based on a sense of entitlement; often unaware of own motivations.

3. Empathy: Impaired ability to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others; excessively attuned to reactions of others, but only if perceived as relevant to self; over-underestimate of own effects on others.

4. Intimacy: relationships largely superficial and exist to serve self-esteem regulation; mutually constrained by little genuine interest in others’ experiences and predominance of need for personal gain.

B. Both of the following pathological personality traits:

1. Grandiosity (an aspect of Antagonism): Feelings of entitlement, either overt or covert; self-centeredness; firmly holding the belief that one is better than others; condescension toward others.

2. Attention Seeking (an aspect of Antagonism): Excessive attempts to attract and be the focus of the attention of others; admiration seeking.

Specifiers. Trait and personality functioning specifiers may be used to record additional personality features that may be present in narcissistic personality disorder but are not required for diagnosis…….”

All the above is quoted from “American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic And Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders- Fifth Edition.” Arlington, VA American Psychiatric Association, 2013. Quoted From Pages 761, 762, 763, 764- page number s specific quotes to right in red!
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[Can get specific definitions of some above terms, etc.… from “APA Dictionary of Psychology, First Edition” by VandenBos, Gary R., PhD, Editor In Chief. American Psychological Association, 750 First street, NE, Washington DC 20002- 2007, www.apa.org/books/]

Darby009, et.al... as one can see it would in fact take a whole lot of time, analysis (OER's/NCOER's, School Transcripts, Yearbooks, News Paper Articles, Interviews Friends and/or Family-Chain of Command- present and former or "INFORMANTS as believe called MH Community(??)"), questions (lots of questions as to why at time did this or that or thought this or that), and "rule-outs"- like circumstances, social-economic environment, religious beliefs, medical conditions- affects medications, etc.), psychological- IQ- personality etc...testing, to write a correct and detailed "JUSTIFICATION"of not just this one disorder- "General Personality Disorder- Sub: Narcissistic Personality Disorder" that unfortunately a whole lot of veterans are in fact given in a very short amount of time as well as the whole "very long list"" of disorders found in DSM-V!

Oddly, both references listed above ("DSM-V "& "APA Dictionary"..) are in fact printed in or around Washington DC, and the only Amazon Kindle version of DSM-V found was in French for some odd reason....???? LOL, LOL....

Darby009, et.al... I sincerely hope this clears a lot of things up, as to what I wrote about not one but 3 or more,"justification" to each "criterion" that fully and clearly justifies any diagnosis by one's MH Treatment Team etc.... and where to look to not play doctor- "but ask" highly "informed" questions and if not readily given by one's MH Treatment Team, then is that the right MH Team for you or anyone for that matter...???? :):);):mad::confused::p:D:eek::oops::rolleyes:

PS: "knowledge is power" and most likely if one has a problem or issue, more than likely someone else has as well, and might possibly have written something about it they may assist one. Finally. most military folks are A+++ personalities to begin with, do not accept failure, etc.. easily, and where doe the line between self-interest/ and interest of other's get drawn (are they mutually exclusive or inclusive or split down the middle?)- a lot written about this I believe in Economics/Business Circles- etc...... just something to think about???????

138MISFIT, et.al.... hope helps??????

Kind of like the "Johnny Horton" song "Sink The Bismark" courtesy of YouTube at "Johnny Horton - Sink the Bismarck with lyrics"
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RTuaqL-eD4


Note: IAW many historians Winston Churchill was "supposedly" Bi-polar(????)........ And "general George S. Patton" "supposedly" believed in re-incarnation(???).....something to think about; Alos Augustine of Hippo was a "sinner long before became a Saint (???)" (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustine_of_Hippo)????

Or kind of like the song by "Johnny Horton" song "Battle of New Orleans" courtesy YouTube video"Battle of New Orleans, In 1814" at
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50_iRIcxsz0

Note: For History Buffs might be interested in book by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager "Andrew Jackson And The Miracle of New Orleans- The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny".....???
 
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