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My fiance visited our local VA to ask for help post-retirement with mental health issues after he retired with 20 years in the Marine Corps. He told them that he knew there was a problem and he needed help right away. They scheduled a follow up a month out…then he ended up in the ER 2 weeks later. I had to call the clinic 8 times before I actually got someone on the phone when I called. I asked for help for him after he was released and asked for answers on why the follow-up was scheduled so far out when he TOLD them he needed help. They told him that he’d get a call back. He never did. I called the patient advocate at a different VA to try to get help and did not get a return call.. I had to call the Veterans Crisis line to get my husband the attention he needed. THIS IS AN UNACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF CARE.

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