Statistics. How accurate are they? They reflect real people with real problems. Twenty two veterans a month commit suicicide. Why? There are so many ways to be wounded both body and soul. So many ways to be afraid, anxious and hopeless. So many ways to not have any say in what happens next. Twenty two is too many. Yet, I know the real reason. You lose hope and see no real future. Fear, anxiety. And loss overcome hope. When there is still a little hope, something that needs you and gives you some joy. Too many veterans lose both.