A conference in Augusta on Thursday focused on ways to make life after military service just a little bit easier for the men and women who have served.
According to the Veterans Administration, nearly 10 percent of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, while more than 30 percent of vietnam vets struggle with the syndrome.
"The Veterans Administration has done a recent study and reconfirmed in 2017 that there were approximately 20 veterans each day that were taking their life by suicide. One is too many. That's the reason why we're here today, to identify the need for these veterans to get connected with the resources here," said Nathaniel Grace of the Maine Military and Community Network
Grace said it is up to everyone -- neighbors and family members -- to welcome veterans back into the community.