Veterans More Vulnerable To Suicide And Can Have A Harder Time Reaching Out For Help
“When they’re in the military, it’s ingrained into them to be self reliant … and asking for help would negate all of that training," said Nichole Mulford, the executive director of Victory Village, a facility in Amador County that offers support to veterans in need.
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Why Veterans Face Heightened Suicide Risk In Amador County And Other Rural Areas
About 12 percent of Amador County residents are veterans, compared to 6 percent nationally. Post-traumatic-stress disorder, substance use, chronic pain, traumatic brain injury and experience with firearms make veterans about 22 percent more likely to die by suicide than the rest of the population, according to research from the Department of Veterans Affairs. (Caiola, 8/27)