Some of America's 25 million veterans face their biggest fight when they return home from the battlefield -- when they take on mental illness.
A recent Veteran Affairs Department estimate says some 5,000 ex-servicemen and women will commit suicide this year…
The five-month CBS News probe, based upon a detailed analysis of data obtained from death records from 2004 and 2005, found that veterans were more than twice as likely to commit suicide in 2005 as non-vets.
Suicide is pervasive and preventative measures need to be very broad based. De-stigmatize, make help available, and support. A long-term, multifaceted project.