U.S. Army/Markus Rauchenberger

If everyone is an expert on mental health and wellness, are we listening to those who are actually experts?There seems to be a gulf, a gap, between the veteran community and the clinical mental health community that focuses on veteran mental health.

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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Cuyahoga County Jail

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- An Iraq War veteran accused of murder and other charges suffered from severe mental illness at the time he gunned down a woman after a traffic crash, a doctor in the court's psychiatric clinic has found.

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Chasing wolves and poachers through the Montana wilderness isn’t what Colorado Springs resident Jamie Havig expected to be doing over the past year.

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After he returned from a tour in Iraq in the fall of 2006, Ramond Curtis wanted to get as far away from the Army as he possibly could. He was mentally checked out far before his contract ran up in 2009, and he sought comfort in various drugs to quell symptoms of what would later be diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorders.

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Rush University Medical Center will receive up to $45 million — its largest single donation ever — from the Wounded Warrior Project to provide mental health services to thousands of additional veterans.

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