BOSTON - Army Maj. Ed Pulido knows what it's like to feel the despair that comes with losing a limb and knowing his military career was over. Pulido, who suffered a traumatic brain injury and lost his left leg after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq, would lie in bed and wonder when the night terrors would end, how he would support his family and whether he would ever feel like himself again. Pulido's mother sought help for him, and now he is seeking help for others like him.
The retired serviceman is speaking to veterans this week at the third annual suicide prevention conference sponsored by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The conference, called "All the Way Home," is focusing on finding ways to prevent military suicides by removing the stigma of seeking mental health counseling and mustering stronger support throughout the community.
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