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Studies have found that more than a third of returning veterans are struggling with mental health issues. The Veterans Administration tries to keep up with the tremendous need, but it's difficult, and we all know the recent stories of unstable veterans who have shot and killed people when they returned home. Gary Hunter with the Veterans Center in Bend says it's important to get these veterans help. “So if anyone out there, families, have vets in crisis, call the “Vets Line,” get them to the nearest facility.  We can make sure they're in a safe place.

The veterans crisis hotline is 1-800-273-8255 then press 1. Hunter says in this country, a veteran commits suicide every 80 seconds.
 
 
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