We are losing 22 Veterans/day to suicide.
Many of our combat Veterans are returning from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan with physical and emotional injuries, including PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] and other traumatic brain injuries.
In facing PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] and other combat induced injuries, many of our Veterans are facing these challenges alone.
Our Veterans are not receiving proper medical care or benefits for these combat induced injuries and their lingering effects. They are not home yet.
Homelessness, substance abuse, alcohol dependency, arrests, broken homes, career failures, failed relationships, lack of family support, and difficulty in cultivating social support networks are the aftermath of PTSD and other combat induced injuries.
Military occupations and training are not always transferable to the civilian workforce, which places may Veterans at a disadvantage when competing for employment. As a result, many Veterans wind up unemployed or at entry level positions earning minimum wages, which results in other social problems and poverty.
While politicians boast that we are the richest and most powerful nation in the world, it is a disgrace how our government has dealt with the trials and tribulations of our Veterans.
It is time to bring them home.
“Giving Our Veterans An Opportunity To Live Again”