Battling the Storm Within

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Most Veterans Who Kill Themselves Are 55 Or Older. The VA Is Trying to Learn Why.

76 year old Army veteran Robert Neilson writes notes of encouragement to fellow veterans who have contemplated suicide. He's struggled with mental health issues since he left the Army in the 1960s.

Veterans are about twice as likely as non-veterans to die by suicide. But the majority of those suicides are among veterans aged 55 or older -- whose military service was decades earlier.

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