Concerns are rising for veterans after American troops were recently pulled out of Afghanistan.

Officials at the VA in Wilmington have seen an increase in veterans utilizing services there, but they’re expressing concerns for those who aren’t seeking treatment for mental health issues like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, or even suicidal thoughts.

The average number of veteran suicides has decreased slightly in recent years, but after recent events in Afghanistan, local veterans and VA officials fear that might change.

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