The statistics for military suicide are incredible. But what is worse is the number of vets who die from suicide every day. (Military Veteran Suicide at a Rate of One Every 65 Minutes) Why? Well, just like for active duty, there is no one answer. But, I will say that what is available in the form of "help" is absurd! A PTSD sufferer, with multiple suicide attempts, is not given a psychiatrist at the V.A., but has seen 3 different psychiatrists, with one being on a computer screen with multiple follow up visits being cancelled, while heavy duty pain, depression, and anxiety meds are prescribed by a Nurse Practitioner with no M.D. in the vet's care. That is what is available in the El Paso V.A.
For those who say, just go to a civilian
A medically retired, Iraqi Freedom veteran, Army Chaplain.