After their villages were overrun by ISIS last year, hundreds of Yazidis sought safety on Mount Sinjar, a place they consider miraculous. Many families, including this one, refuse to leave the mountain. Alison Meuse/NPR hide caption

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Sinjar city, newly freed from ISIS control by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, lies in ruins. Alison Meuse/NPR hide caption

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Kurdish peshmerga forces enter the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Friday after pushing out the Islamic State. The town is home to the Yazidi minority; many displaced members of the group say they are wary of returning home. They fear they could still be targeted by neighboring communities that supported the Islamic State. Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama salutes prior to boarding Air Force One last Friday. The president entered office saying he would end the U.S. role in the Iraq and Afghan wars. But U.S. forces were sent back to Iraq last year and he announced Thursday that 5,500 American troops would remain in Afghanistan beyond their previously planned departure at the end of 2016. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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President Barack Obama signs the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, named for a Marine Corps combat veteran who struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and who killed himself in March 2011 at the age of 28. The bill calls for evaluation and expansion of existing Veterans Affairs mental health and suicide prevention programs. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The Number 22: Is There A 'False Narrative' For Vet Suicide?

North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC

Do 22 veterans really take their lives daily? Despite this number becoming a rallying cry for activists trying to prevent suicide among vets, new research suggests the statistic is a bit of a guess.

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