Most of our nation’s servicemembers make a successful transition back to civilian life, but it is not always easy. The VA’s records indicate that an average of 17 veterans die by suicide each day. An estimated 20 percent of our troops have come home with post-traumatic stress and too many veterans struggle with traumatic brain injuries, depression, and substance dependency.
When individuals face legal challenges, such as eviction or an improper denial of federal benefits, it aggravates mental health issues and increases the risk of becoming homeless or dying by suicide. The Veteran Advocacy Project (“VAP”) provides legal representation and cuts through bureaucratic red tape for veteran clients, so that they spend time in their doctor’s office instead of a courthouse.
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