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Veterans Finding a New Outlook Outdoors

Joshua Brandon was searching for peace. In 2009, after three combat tours in Iraq, Brandon had earned a Silver Star and two Bronze Stars with Valor Device, and was finally returning home. He was decorated and distinguished, but in his own words "washed up" as he was learning to survive with PTSD and the after-effects of war. He was not alone. Since 2001, more than two million troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Over half are married and 40% have at least two children. More than a quarter have self-reported depression, compounding the emotional and financial stress on their families.

The path forward for returning veterans can be bolstered by treatment, therapy, and medication;…

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