How are US Veterans coping, 20 years on from 9/11? | ITV News

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Americans recently marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

A sombre day for all and one which has led to a great deal of reflection, by citizens and servicemen and women alike.  

Following the recent withdrawal from Afghanistan, there’ve been mixed feelings across the military, but the sentiment among some is that the hardest battles are the ones they face on their return to American soil.  

Over 40% of those coming back from Afghanistan and Iraq have reported mental health issues and President Biden recently noted that an average of 18 veterans die by suicide each day in the US.  

With so many struggling with mental as well as physical wounds, Robert Moore travelled to Massachusetts, to understand what’s being done to support those who may have left the battlefield, but for whom the fight goes on. 

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