"BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- There are around 40,000 military veterans who live in Kern County. While they were willing to risk everything for our freedom, many want to take their lives after what they experienced in service.
"It was brutal. It was pretty brutal," said Marine Corps veteran Julio Torres. "I hit an all-time low in the barracks one night."
Raquel Barraza, another Marine Corps veteran, also struggled during her service.
"So, I guess since we're here now to say it out loud, I have thought of and attempted suicide," admitted Barraza."