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7:44 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Military Suicides: A Story From the Edge

Andrew O'Brien is trying to draw attention to PTSD and suicide among soldiers.
Nathan Bernier, KUT News

Almost once every hour a U.S. military veteran takes his or her life. The Department of Veterans Affairs reports that 22 veterans commit suicide every day, on average.

Austin veteran Andrew O’Brien almost become one of them. He survived a suicide attempt in 2010, after returning from a 12-month deployment to Iraq. Now he’s telling his story to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and military suicides. 

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