Returning vets at risk for suicide--a challenge to mental health care in the armed forces

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Air date: 
Fri, 12/17/2010 - 11:00am to 11:30pm
Vets, Mental Health Issues, and Suicide

Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace discuss suicide among veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. They also feature an interview from the Talk Nation Radio show with 1st Infantryman Jeff Hanks who went AWOL to avoid redeployment to Afghanistan. Hanks had a panic attack at the airport when he was about to ship out for the Middle East again... he went AWOL to try to get mental health treatment. Hanks turned himself in shortly after the interview, and his efforts to get care have been mixed.  

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