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Kevin Cullen

Veterans at home, but still at war

It was Veterans Day, far from the parades, and Michael Schoenbaum was standing on the stage of the library in Dorchester that honors a war hero and president named Jack Kennedy, explaining something that all Americans need to hear.

Schoenbaum works at the National Institute of Mental Health and has compiled the definitive study on why soldiers are killing themselves at alarming rates. Last year, more American soldiers died by their own hand than by the enemy’s.

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