For those of us who are not in the military, we can’t even begin to imagine what our service men and women witness while abroad at war. We are so far removed from the action that it’s impossible to fathom what an experience like that would actually be like.
As a result, life back at home is very different from what these men and women in active duty are used to. Some may feel like this escape from the war zone isn’t natural. They are traumatized by what they did and saw elsewhere.
Some will even commit suicide because they suffer from illness like PTSD, or even traumatic brain injuries. The number of veterans who commit suicide daily is about 22 – hence, the #22Kill movement, which is raising awareness about suicide prevention.
Now, one anonymous homeless veteran left a note about post-war life and suicide, and its caught the attention of many people. It’s short and to the point, but also very poignant.