What American Sniper Helped Put a Spotlight On

February 3, 2015 9:09 PM

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Since its release, the movie American Sniper portraying the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has attracted millions of Americans from coast to coast to the box office. While the movie depicts the humbling dangers and challenges our troops face during combat, it is the movie's portrayal of the very real and very serious physical and mental health issues our servicemen and servicewomen face post-deployment that has grasped much of the nation's attention.

As a Vietnam veteran, I have the unique experience to understand first-hand what veterans face when returning home from combat. However, often times, they choose to silently endure the mental health issues they are plagued with post-deployment, leaving many Americans unfamiliar to what they are expe...

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