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'This Is Where We Can Open Up' - Veteran Support Groups Move Online

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For many of us, the coronavirus pandemic has meant more anxiety and depression. The risks are greater for military veterans who were already dealing with the pressures of reintegrating into civilian society.

We checked in with vets who are getting help through online support groups.

Former Marine Elliott Ruiz marveled at how someone anonymously dropped off diapers and bottled water after he told his Zoom group he was running low.

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Greg, an Army vet who had moved out of a transitional housing program just as COVID-19 forced people to stay indoors, is two years sober and asked us not to use his last name. He said, “It’s been a real blessing” to continue his 12-step group meetings online.


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