I have deployed and experienced firsthand the aftermath of soldiers returning home from war. With numbers of these men and women wounded mentally, emotionally and psychologically, devastation is often not far off.
The military's practice of substituting religion for professional mental health care for PTSD and suicide prevention has become increasingly frequent, with alarming reports coming in from active duty troops and veterans.
For some families, this Memorial Day will be especially hard. Their loved ones didn't die the hero's death. They were one of 160 soldiers last year who committed suicide, despite the military's unprecedented effort to stem the tide.