By Nefi Alarcon
More than half of the 2.6 million veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars struggle with physical and mental health problems stemming from their service, a recent Washington Post & Kaiser Family Foundation poll found.
Whether it’s physical and mental health challenges, financial woes, or what some describe as the “daunting task” of re-assimilating to civilian life, the pressure can be overwhelming.
In fact, 22 veterans kill themselves every day, according to a report released in February of last year by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“Far too often, we’re leaving our veterans to fight their toughest battles alone,” Senator John Walsh told CNN.
The Democrat from Montana is the first Iraq War combat veteran to serve in the United States Senate. Last month he introduced legislation aimed at reducing the number of military veterans who commit suicide.
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