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Use ALL Methods Of Comunications To Contact Congress To Make Sure America's PTSD Vets Get ALL The Ca

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Please Support America's PTSD Veterans.  Call your members of Congress TODAY.Nearly one in three recent vets has considered suicideNearly one in three post-9/11 veterans – 30 percent – has considered suicide. Forty-five percent of those who served Iraq and Afghanistan know a veteran who has thought about taking his or her own life. And 37 percent know a veteran who has committed suicide.Those grim statistics are among the results of a new survey released Wednesday conducted by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA.) The study, which IAVA does annually, also found deep unhappiness at how lawmakers in Washington treats those who put their lives on the line in combat.How's President Barack Obama doing? By a lopsided 66-25 percent margin, respondents disagreed or strongly disagreed with the notion that he listens enough to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Thirteen percent professed no opinion.Asked to rate Obama's performance on improving the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, 44 percent of respondents said poor, 31 percent said fair, 20 percent said good and 5 percent said excellent.That's not nearly as bad as Congress, though: Fully 80 percent disagreed or strongly disagreed with the notion that lawmakers listen enough against just 9 percent who agreed or strongly agreed. Eleven percent weren't sure.http://news.yahoo.com/-nearly-one-in-three-new-vets-has-considered-suicide--survey-220350542.html

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