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They're young people on the putting their lives on the line for America every day working to ensure our freedoms.
But an alarming new study finds that when they get home they're not getting the help they need in many cases.
A report by the center for investigative reporting found that I have a 150.
Colleges with large numbers of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
Only four have health center services designed for veterans.
And more amazing Department of Veterans Affairs says there are no immediate plans to improve for expand upon that number.
Joining us now is current City College December Cisco student and army veteran.
Daniel actually -- -- -- for joining us this morning thanks so this can be your attention when you say you felt the need for.
These services tell us what happened.
I was an English class 1 morning and it's I -- man active duty veterans.
Was it in the fourth infantry division in the army 20032004.
And I was nineteen -- saw a young boy killed.
By insurgents and that kind of thing really.
It's six with you and came up in class we are talking about insurgencies and civilian casualties and you know I started having panic attacks and its symptoms posttraumatic stress.
And it's working out city college and with the veterans.
I knew that we had a -- satellite there and I went directly to them and they had a clinician to.
Who I could just walk right in.
Sat down started talking with him.
And it's basically alleviated my -- much stress yes and this is something that's kind of unheard of and others other schools you know.
There didn't -- apparently so because -- -- -- is is one of very few schools.
With those kind of services available were you surprised to learn that and why do you think that is given the number of returning veterans who are -- in colleges.
I was I was actually shocked to and a being an airing Lance reporter who broke that in his article and saying that she'll still -- them yet.
I mean this is a huge this -- a huge.
The VA to kind of get involves with the other.
Universities and things like that the reason why probably.
You know in my opinion it's you've got to large bureaucracies.
Between university system and the VA system.
And there is not necessarily a spark.
To ignite that that sometimes you just need that person like we've got.
Doctor Keith Armstrong who works for the VA mental health and outreach.
There's also the director of psychology at the university of San Francisco.
So we -- knows both both of those beasts.
He came together and made those two -- she's worked and then with the help of the support of city -- San Francisco's football coach and other private.
Private -- -- as they were able to -- -- huge lounge able to build a satellite office.
And I don't think other schools -- -- so we know how to do that yet there's not that one person -- that that group to go -- Your school could really use this course it takes two to tango I think the school might come out and say hey be a -- should come mountain.
And join us because it would look good for the school you know all these veterans are we getting out in the next -- years.
Kids say hey what are your school what is your -- have to offer us and decides you know priority registration.
And maybe early book loans they could say well we you know we've got Dave via satellite here in case you have any issues where your family has any issues you can come in.
You know you don't have to drive 45 minutes -- an -- -- to the nearest VA you don't have to call.
And you know get on hole with.
You know a machine they're they're directly there and it's not like they're NA is there's not like these kids are getting master degrees to help us out I think these -- professional.
Clinicians there with Ph.D.s and personal how a lot of hours of experience flooding of people working at the -- of course the first step is -- the public's attention we're doing that.
And -- -- fellow veterans grateful thanks a lot what with your help and I appreciate it thank you.
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