Female vets, who currently number close to two million, may have it even tougher than their male counterparts. One such veteran is Donna, a Denver-based, single mom, whose struggles lasted far longer than her deployment.
Homelessness among veterans is a complex problem, and a difficult one to resolve. But there is hope, and resources.
When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.
Army Captain Justin Fitch, who once considered suicide, has made it his new mission to combat veteran suicides.
A Newtown police officer who responded to the Sandy Hook shooting may be fired because he has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Connecticut is one of the few states where worker’s compensation covers only physical injuries, not mental health care, including PTSD treatment. Bean says the city told him they can only afford to pay him two years of long-term disability.
Christopher Berry, has had a history of problems since he returned home. Some blame his violent behavior on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.