On Afghan War 11th Anniversary, Vets Confront Mental Health Crisis, Suicide, Violence | NationofChange

On the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, we take a look at the invisible wounds of war here at home. Since the war began on Oct. 7, 2001, less than a month after the Sept. 11th attacks, at least 2,000 U.S. soldiers have died. Some 2.4 million U.S. soldiers have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the psychological toll of the wars is mounting. Last year, the Veterans Administration treated almost 100,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD and soldier suicides reached an all-time high this year.

via On Afghan War 11th Anniversary, Vets Confront Mental Health Crisis, Suicide, Violence | NationofChange.

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