Veterans Advocates Call for Better Treatment for “Invisible Wounds”

David Magann

The term “invisible wounds” describes the most common types of injuries those in combat suffer. Rather than obvious physical trauma, which accounts for a small fraction of injuries sustained by service members, invisible wounds refer to injuries like traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and other moral injuries to the psyche.

Advocates believe these injuries help contribute to the rising suicide rate among veterans. Over the last 20 years, over 70 percent of soldiers who have lost their lives have died by suicide, not it combat. Read the full story and Dave Magann’s comments here.