(FAITHWIRE) – A pastor and chaplain is on a mission to help struggling veterans find peace. Greg Wark, co-author of the new book, “The War Fighter’s Soul, Engaging in the Battle for the Warrior’s Soul,” revealed the dire circumstances many men and women in uniform face when they come home from battle.
And while the mental health crisis among veterans is continuing to get attention, he said it’s nothing new.
“We’ve had maybe 27 years of peace in our entire existence in America,” Wark told CBN’s Faithwire. “The rest of it’s been time when our veterans are fighting and dying – and for our freedoms.”
The suicide crisis among veterans is well-documented. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Tragically, out of the 130 suicides per day in 2019, 17 of those lives lost were veterans.”
Wark said he’s been working with those returning from battle for nearly three decades, helping them navigate marriage, life, alcoholism, and other struggles. Despite his successes, mental health struggles persist for many.