All veterans have one thing in common: service in the military. There are aspects of military life that can make it difficult for some to adapt once they have completed their service and it’s not necessarily what most people think. With a unique perspective as a fellow veteran, producer Scott Bourque examines the root cause of those issues in this series.
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When Americans visualize one of the 4.3 million veterans with disabilities, they're likely picturing someone with a missing limb or someone who uses a wheelchair. In fact, though, most veterans with disabilities have so-called "invisible disabilities": hearing loss, mental health disorders, migraines, and joint problems top the list. In this episode, we spoke with some disabled veterans to learn about the challenging bureaucratic process to get their disabilities recognized by the government, and how they handle living in a society that sometimes doesn't recognize their trauma.