POST FALLS, Idaho -- A North Idaho man has made it his life’s mission to stop the growing problem of veteran suicides.
Kris King works as a volunteer at the Hospice Thrift Store in Post Falls. He is also an Army veteran who was deployed to Iraq in 2003.
After his tour, King returned home to Coeur d’Alene where he said the demons of war and severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder made him suicidal.
King decided to fight back. He joined a national movement called Mission Continues, which provides resources like support group meetings, to help ease veterans back into civilian life.
Right now King is the only member from North Idaho, but he is looking for more help.
He hopes to recruit more veterans so none of them have to fight their personal battles alone once their tour of duty is over.