US report: 12 thousand veterans in Iraq and Afghanistan thought suicide
11:43 - 10/11/2019
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A survey of 36,000 US military veterans found that a third, or 12,000, considered suicide because of their poor mental state as a result of the US wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan, the Star and Strip newspaper reported on Sunday .
`` Almost all or 91 percent of the respondents had severe mental injuries, of which most reported more than one problem, such as changes in sleep patterns, PTSD, anxiety and depression. ”
"Conflict with more anxiety and depression may affect the mental health of veterans," he said. "Respondents who became unemployed noted that mental health was one of the main obstacles to their employment."
“People are more willing to talk about mental health now than they were decades ago, but the stigma is still there, especially those that assume that faltering veterans are hanging by a thread,” said Warren Fletcher, regional director of the Wounded and Vulnerable Project. ”.
`` Most veterans who have served in Iraq
and Afghanistan are being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, '' Fletcher said.``The veteran may have been out of service 10 or 12 years ago but has a desire for medical advice regarding his mental health. '' Finished / 25 z