New Study Explores How Veterans Experience Grief

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More than half of veterans surveyed in 2017 by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America said they knew a veteran who had died by suicide. And since 2001, more than 5,400 military personnel have died in combat. A new study from UC Irvine reveals that grief from the loss of a military comrade in combat or to suicide can have serious impacts on veterans' mental health. We'll talk to the study's co-author about the findings. And we want to hear from you: Are you a veteran, or do you know a veteran, who has struggled with grief?


Pauline Lubens, policy analyst, Swords to Plowshares; lead author, "U.S. combat veterans' response to suicide and combat deaths"