Iowa City Vigil Raises Awareness for Veteran Suicide
A Vigil was held in Iowa City by 22 No More a group dedicated to raising awareness that on average 22 veterans take their life every day. This is in part due to Veterans Affairs slow progress or in some cases complete lack of services offered to those in need of psychiatric help or other health services. The vigil reminded patrons that Brandon Ketchum took his life after being denied Psychiatric services when requested from Iowa City Veteren's Affairs. Check out this video from The Nightly Show below.
"When veterans commit suicide or when they come back from combat, services just aren't available or they're hard to get or access, and when they ask for help the helps not there." Kristine Nichols, Brandon Ketchum's partner.