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nami.jpgOn Veteran’s Day, I thought it was appropriate to site some statistics about veterans and mental health:

 

  • Almost one in three veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq confront mental health problems.
  • On an average day in this country, suicide claims another 18 veterans.
  • Approximately 30 percent of veterans treated in the veterans health system suffer from depressive symptoms, two to three times the rate of the general population.
  • More Vietnam veterans have now died from suicide than were killed directly during the war.
  • Approximately 40 percent of homeless veterans have mental illnesses.

Please. Let’s support our veterans.

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