This Visualizing Health Policy provides highlights from a survey that asked Iraq and Afghanistan active duty soldiers and veterans about whether their physical and emotional health is worse compared with before the wars, whether they personally know someone who has attempted or died by suicide, whether they experienced difficulty in transitioning back to civilian life, and whether the military is providing support for this transition. It also asked these soldiers and veterans how often they felt disconnected from civilian life or had relationship problems, if they thought the war in Iraq or Afghanistan has been worth fighting, and whether they would again choose to join the military, knowing what they now know about military service.
The Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Iraq and Afghanistan Active Duty Soldiers and Veterans
*Produced by: Bianca DiJulio, MHS; Mollyann Brodie, PhD; Anne Jankiewicz; and David Rousseau, MPH.
Kaiser Family Foundation. The Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Iraq and Afghanistan Active Duty Soldiers and Veterans. JAMA. 2014;312(4):326. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.7346