John, 65 years old Vietnam War veteran 1967-69 has been working at the garden since 1991. Homeless for 2 years, he never thought getting help from the VA. Coming from a military culture that considers psychological issues a sign of weakness; many disabled war-veterans avoid proper care. Others struggle to receive benefits from an overwhelmed Veterans Administration. Only 34% of the 23 million living military veterans are enrolled in the Veterans Healthcare System. (image by Mathieu Grandjean)
John, 65 years old Vietnam War veteran 1967-69 has been working at the garden since 1991. Homeless for 2 years, he never thought getting help from the VA. Coming from a military culture that considers psychological issues a sign of weakness; many disabled war-veterans avoid proper care. Others struggle to receive benefits from an overwhelmed Veterans Administration. Only 34% of the 23 million living military veterans are enrolled in the Veterans Healthcare System.
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