A Normal Response to the Abnormal Circumstances of Combat

A Normal Response to the Abnormal Circumstance of Combat: That’s what combat vet Andy Roberts, who heads North Shore-LIJ Veterans Services, called behavioral health challenges facing US vets and their families. He urged others to get help like he did during a tour with Senator Kirstin Gillibrand to the health system’s Center for Unified Behavioral Health. Gillibrand cited a 77% increase in suicide among active service members from 2001-12 and said “we need to do more.”

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