How some veterans combat their ‘unseen injuries’ of war

Posted at 5:47 PM, Aug 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-12 10:00:02-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 2.5 million men and women have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan during the past several years.

Although soldiers face many challenges in the battlefield, several struggle with seen and unseen injuries as a result of their service to their country.

One in five veterans comes home with a physical disability -- and one in five returns with unseen injuries.

These unseen injuries of war include traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcoholism and depression.

Such issues can be huge problems for veterans, taking the ultimate toll suicide.

An organization called Project Sanctuary was created to help combat these unseen injuries.

Dave Nemeth takes a closer look at Project Sanctuary and the veterans involved. Watch the video above for the full story.