Season 2 | Episode 5
Wounds of War: Veterans and Mental Health
Research shows up to half of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans may have some kind of mental health disorder. And here in Utah, veterans are more likely to die by suicide than the general population. Mental health experts discuss the challenges in getting help where it’s needed, what can lead to positive outcomes, and the national strategy to keep these heroes safe.
Canines With A Cause
When veterans are dealing with mental health issues, the companionship of a trained animal often helps their journey of healing. In Utah, the group “Canines With a Cause” connects former service members in need with former shelter dogs, improving the lives of the veteran and canine at the same time.