Steve Torgenson is a chaplain with the Air Force. He says post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is often a contributing factor to suicide.
"The young airmen and young soldiers who go through these great tragedies and see this death and see this mayhem — don't know that minds are not made to actually go through that sort of trauma and that it will cause them trouble unless they get into a group and do some counseling."
The three day event features panel discussions on how soldiers and their families can cope with problems at home. Medical experts who offer advice on treating PTSD.
In San Antonio for KUHF Houston Public Radio News, I'm Terry Gildea reporting.