COLORADO SPRINGS — With the ongoing turmoil in Afghanistan, some veterans may be questioning their purpose, their service, and the sacrifice they made for their country.
Many veterans who fought in Afghanistan may feel helpless because everything that they did in the country is seemingly being unraveled. A lot of veterans need help dealing with these feelings. And if you're a civilian close to an Afghanistan veteran, you can play a part in helping them cope.
"I think there's this realization of: 'I wasn't enlisted, I can't help' and that's not the case," a Veteran who spoke to our news partner, Mike Banno, said. "I think just be compassionate and open and reach out. Tell them that you're there."
Sometimes, that small push towards help can make a life-saving difference. The Veterans Affairs office reports that every day in the United States, 22 veterans commit suicide.
Here's a look at the resources in Colorado that can help veterans suffering from PTSD:
Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center
530 Communication Cir, Colorado Springs CO 80905
The Independence Center-Veteran In Charge
729 S Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Veterans Crisis line
1215 Nelson St #1 Lakewood, CO 80215
410 9th St Golden, CO 80401
Community Reach Center