Many military veterans have sacrificed a lot for their country, but oftentimes they have difficulty adjusting to civilian life — especially African American veterans. WDVM spoke to some about the racial and economic disparities they have experienced.
The National Association for Black Veterans strives to help those who served build a positive lifestyle by helping them navigate civilian life.
According to the National Institute of Health, PTSD is highest among African American veterans. This could be for a number of reasons, such as health disparities and lack of mental health opportunities.
However, organizations like NABV aims to help black veterans find their voice and gain success in civilian life. NABV has opened their first operating chapter in Frederick, Maryland.
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SOURCE: WDVM, Nordea Lewis