In the news recently, the 51 bed psych ward has been closed by the VA due to 4 suicides...I guess we'll know more once the investigation completes as to why and what was happening at the facility...BD
The voices in Jack Edenburn's head began soon after he returned from Vietnam. They told him to end it all.
He ignored them for almost 40 years, until the day he stood at the railroad tracks near his Lancaster home, fantasizing about stepping in front of a train. That's the day he went to Dallas VA Medical Center. And some days, he says, he regrets that decision.
"Imagine hell," he said of his five days in the psychiatric unit, "then think worse.""I was more traumatized after five days in the VA than I was when I was admitted," said Mr. Edenburn, who works in the mail room of an insurance office. "And remember, I was suicidal when I went there."