In Part One of this series, I provided some alarming statistics from a Brown University’s report regarding veterans suicides. It estimated 30,177 active-duty personnel and veterans have committed suicide since Sept. 9, 2011. Even more frightening is the fact there were 89,100 confirmed U.S. veteran suicides between 2005 and 2018. Why is this happening and what is being done to improve this terrible situation?

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There are a number of reasons why we have so many veterans taking their own lives, one being homelessness. Veterans account for more than 8 percent of all adults experiencing homelessness in the U.S., translating to more than 39,000 homeless veterans on any given day.

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