Local nonprofit fights veteran suicides with music
KIVI ABC 6 News
Jul 1, 2016
Thousands of our veterans suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. More troops have committed suicide since the Vietnam War than have died in war.
But for some, hope is being found behind the wood and strings of a guitar.
Every Monday night, a group of veterans gathers at the VA in Boise to play guitar and talk about life.
With this group of heroes, it is not about how good you are, it is about changing your tune.
They are all different veterans, from different wars, who suffer from PTSD, physical injuries or other emotional distress. They use music as a form of healing.
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***REMINDER: It is not "22 a day" and is much higher. Veterans are committing suicide double the civilian population and the majority are over 50 years old.