Trauma and poverty: The perfect storm experienced by U.S. veterans

A soldier

Mark Riechers/Midjourney/Penny Blatt (TTBOOK/EHRP)

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In 2006, Alex Miller was a US Navy IT specialist, tracking pirates off the coast of Somalia. Two years later, he didn't have a home. There are hundreds of thousands of US veterans who’ve experienced homelessness, and beneath many of their stories, there’s a familiar pattern – a link between trauma, mental suffering, and financial hardship.