Veterans walk for life

Veterans

By Marcy Marbut

A group of veterans is walking from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about suicide prevention, and today they stopped by Amarillo.

According to the US Veterans Affairs, about 22 veterans commit suicide every day, which is why it is important for veterans to reach out to their comrades and let them know they are not alone.

Some veterans say the biggest factors contributing to veteran suicide are isolation and being afraid to ask for help.

They also say talking about shared experiences is therapeutic and can help with the coping process.

Veteran Timothy Davis said he struggled for many years with anxiety and depression, but he is now pushing himself to engage with others about his experience.

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