President Barack Obama’s new federal budget proposal includes more than 5-billion dollars for veterans’ mental health. That could be good news for Fort Carson soldiers like Marquez Berrian, who has post-traumatic stress disorder. He travelled to Washington last week with the Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group, to find federal support for a local program he says changed his life. From Washington, Alex Keefe reports. Please note, some of the language in this report may be considered inappropriate for some audiences.

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