The New York Times compiled a series of videos and articles that document the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and their families, as they cope with loss and trauma associated with combat and military life. One story spotlights Kathryn Robinson, a former Army National Guard/former Air Force Reservist assigned to a combat camera squadron. Robinson explains her struggle with suicidal thoughts after returning from war. In another segment, Jackie Finken and her family grapple with the loss of Lt. Col. Paul Finken, father and husband. It is a gripping series that does the important work of putting a face behind all of the talk of PTSD, military suicide rates, and military sexual trauma--to name a few. Follow the link below to view the series.
Many veterans return from service feeling lost and alone. The VA should be available to help returning soldiers pick up the pieces and re-build their lives after discharge. If you have a claim with the VA that has been denied, contact us with questions. You served our country, you deserve your veterans benefits.