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Returning Vets Need Time, Attention Say Church Leaders

posted on November 13, 2012

Recently, there has been a push for clergy and churches to find more ways to assist newly returned veterans through mentoring and support, reports Adelle M. Banks at Religion News Service. “They’ve had battle buddies in Afghanistan and Iraq, and they come back to their communities almost as a stranger,” says Douglas Carver, the retired Army Chief of Chaplains. “Isolation is one of the key indicators where we’re seeing our troops take their lives because they may have 300 friends on Facebook but who do they have at 2 o’clock (a.m.) that they can call on?”

Read at Huffington Post