CEDARVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) - The massacre at Fort Hood hits close to home for a Greene Countyair force clinical psychologist.
Cedarville University's Dr. Milton Beck served in a similarposition at Wright Patt, and knows the stresses of military mentalhealth care first hand.
Becknell said even if you can spot the warning signs of stress,this is something no professional could prepare for orpredict.-
"One would think a mental health professional with this level ofeducation would be a little better protected with their insight andtreating people with these issues. I'm hard pressed to explan whythis can happen," said Becknell.
The lack of mental health counselors was an on-going problemthat both the military and Department of Veterans affairs had beentrying to resolve.
The latest incident at Fort Hood highlighted the need. MajorNidal Malik Hasan was said to be extremely stressed out about hisupcoming deployment. Being a mental health counselor who helpedother soldiers, he was still unable to prevent himself from goingover the edge.
"It's a reminder that each of us is human. When we're exposed toenough stress we can behave in ways that are self destructive, anddestructive to others. It's inexplicable in reality," saidBecknell.
Trotwood-Madison school officials prepare for snow with their football team headed to Massillon for the state championship game.
Nine people are recovering after a collision sends a van careening into an apartment.
2 News was first to tell you about this crash that happened around nine last night along a busy stretch of State Route 42.
Clayton police are investigating a possible OVI crash.
Firefighters evacuated the Northmont High School auditorium Wednesday night after smoke filled the auditorium.
A Winter Storm Watch will take effect late Thursday night through late Friday night for most of the area.