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Commandos to Counselors: A response to the Special Operations Forces Mental Health Crisis

There is a growing mental health crisis among members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces community that is not being adequately addressed. While the precise scope of the problem among SOF veterans remains unclear, anyone with access to forums like the closed social media groups that serve as an ad hoc support system for the community can see that the situation is getting worse.

This article discusses the mental health crisis among U.S. Special Operations Forces veterans and the need for direct involvement of other SOF veterans trained to provide mental health services to their comrades.