Every day in the United States, 22 Veterans sadly end their lives through suicide. This is a true pandemic in our nation that has been occurring for far too long. Our veterans have fought for us and sacrificed so much only to come home following war a changed person and have their government fail them over and over.
This is why we serve those who have served and we won't stop our efforts to help our veterans until no veteran ever feels alone. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem and we will always have the backs of our nation's heroes. A single veteran suicide is too many.
How do we help veterans who are suffering post-traumatic stress disorder get their lives back? Is there a way to stop even one veteran from taking their own life due to the effects of post-traumatic stress? Those are the questions Michael Connors is trying to answer.
A combat veteran himself, Michael knows the uncertainty service members face when returning from overseas deployments, often not getting access to the services needed to overcome the invisible wounds of war once they retire. On average, 22 veterans a day lose their battle to those invisible wounds and commit suicide. Service dogs have long been proven as a benefit to those suffering from PTSD and helping those veterans win their battle.
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