Of all the suicides each year in the United States, 20 percent of them are committed by veterans. And that number is growing as a result of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The White House is trying to deal with this growing problem by increasing the Veterans Administration's budget by $25 million over the next five years. It's also now easier for vets to get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. But what is the best way to help veterans who come back from war with psychological wounds?
We speak with two veterans with PTSD.
- Steve Mandile, Army veteran of the Iraq War
- Moe Armstrong, Marine veteran of the Vietnam War
This program aired on November 11, 2010.