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Helping our veterans

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WALLA WALLA, Wash.— Many of us forget the veterans who are still fighting for their own lives at home.

Veterans come back from war changed and most friends and family do not know how to support their loved one.  As a result, veterans tend to isolate.  They have seen death and they've been shot, so what do they do with these memories?  Who will understand what they have seen and heard?  This is only one challenge veterans face when transitioning home.  And because most people don't understand, instead of asking for help, many vets find it easer to isolate. 

But isolation leads many people down a scary path.  Veterans are alone with their thoughts and this can lead to suicidal thoughts.  So who can they turn to for help?  How can they get the support they need? 

There are many resources in the area:

Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial
VA Medical Center
(509) 525-5200

La Grande Va Clinic
(541) 963-0627 

Lewiston VA Clinic
(208) 746-7784

Richland VA Clinic
(509) 946-1020

Yakima VA Clinic
(509) 946-0199