Farming Nonprofit Helps Vets With PTSD Reintegrate Into Civilian Life

Farming Nonprofit Helps Vets With PTSD Reintegrate Into Civilian Life

An average of 20 veterans commit suicide each day—a statistic that weighs on the mind of Rich Murphy. Murphy, 38, is executive director of Veterans to Farmers, an organization he joined after suffering a devastating injury and bout with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in December 2007. Murphy, who had escaped injury during a five-year deployment as a senior airman with the U.S. Air Force, was struck in his car at 70 mph by a driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel, leaving him with a horrible back injury. “One of the number one reactions to PTSD is isolation. People...

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