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Veterans program pairs job services with mental health treatment

After Wallace Clayton served in the Army Special Forces in the mid-1970s, he says, he bounced from job to job for more than a decade. He worked in electronics assembly and repair, landscaping and home renovation — and never understood why he was having so much difficulty getting his life together. "It was hard to hold a job," Clayton said. "It was kind of rough going. … My mind was somewhere else." He didn't know it at the time, he says, but he was struggling with more than the switch from military to civilian life that challenges many veterans. Only after moving to Maryland nearly two years ago and getting help that led to a diagnosis of post traumatic...