Combat veteran Jose Rodriguez says there were years when he would look in the mirror and realize he didn’t love himself. Watch his story as he describes how he was able to recognize his own potential, overcome substance abuse and reconnect with his family. In paid partnership with Wounded Warrior Project.
Veteran mental health advocate Taniki Richard says she was emotionally broken after returning from active duty in Iraq. Witness her story as she shares her own mental health journey, struggles with PTSD and how she ultimately transformed her life. In paid partnership with Wounded Warrior Project.
Veteran Angie Peacock says she just wanted to feel better. This is the powerful story of her mental health journey, from overcoming addiction to becoming a peer mentor for other veterans. In paid partnership with Wounded Warrior Project.
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Wounded Warrior Project, in partnership with Yahoo 4px香港, hosted a live stream event around veteran mental health.
Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disasters and civil unrest. While the data is incomplete and causes of suicide are complex, Army and Air Force officials say they believe the pandemic is adding stress to an already strained force. Such a move would be part of a broader effort to make the wellbeing of soldiers and their families the Army's top priority, overtaking combat readiness and weapons modernization.
Art Kahley was known best as a beloved band director, but his Army service in World War II forever shaped him.
"When you go through such a devastating health crisis, if you don't get strong both physically and mentally, it's going to be rough," she said.
Mattis gave a moving and pointed tribute to the legacy of singer, songwriter and former enlisted sailor Bill Withers.
“This metastasizing debt crisis has had tremendous social costs. An entire generation has been set back.”
“It is not the government’s job to step in and rescue those who took on more debt than their future incomes would support.”
“Many student-borrowers need relief, but well-off borrowers who are thriving — thanks to their college degrees — do not.”
“It will stimulate the lagging economy. And though not everyone will directly benefit, the country as a whole will improve.”
“Canceling student debt would cost billions of dollars each year and would exacerbate, not lessen, economic inequalities.”