December 22, 2017 by

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Most people have heard the story—a service member deploys and doesn’t come back the same. It is true; rarely does anyone deploy and not come back changed. Many of these service members however, come back injured. An injury that cannot be seen or even recognized when others talk to them. This is called post-traumatic stress disorder. It is real and it will continue to cause damage far from the battlefield where it was inflicted.

A disproportionate share of these injured veterans turn to drugs and alcohol to “self-medicate” their problems. They have been taught to be resilient and help others— not be helped—but they break down. They get DUI’s or have confrontations with family and friends that can turn physical.

This is where Veterans Legal Support Network assists. The organization works within the jails and veterans treatment courts to get veterans the legal support they need and services they deserve. Because the organization leaders are veterans themselves, veterans learn they can trust these leaders. Veterans Legal Support Network serves them all because they all served for us.

Veteran’s Legal Support Network
P.O. Box 34247
Omaha, NE 68134
402.765.8387

vlsn.org