Our Veterans put their lives on the line to serve us.
It's time for us to serve them better!
1. Veteran unemployment is typically twice the national rate
2. Veterans make up 10% of the homeless population
a. 50% of the homeless Veterans are disabled
b. 75% suffer from mental health issues
c. Much of the disability and mental health issues are service-related.
3. Veterans represent 20% of all suicides in the US.
Congress MUST do more to help Veterans ~ things like strengthening their financial security, stabilizing their housing, increasing access to mental health care for them, improving safe storage practices for firearms and medicines, promoting community engagement, and identifying and intervening with those most at-risk.