About 25 people attended a seminar Wednesday offered by the State of Ohio that discussed what to look for when it comes to mental health and depression in veterans.

The event was held by the Veterans Service of Mahoning County.

They are encouraging veterans of all ages to stop in the Oak Hill Avenue location if they are experiencing depression or anxiety.

22 veterans a day take their own lives. A number the Mahoning County Veteran Services says is too high.

Officials with the organization say that sometimes listening to a veteran or any person could end up preventing a suicide from happening.

The Executive Director said that sometimes veterans find it hard to get past the stigma that comes with seeking help.

Susan Krawchyk of Mahoning County Veterans Services says "sometimes it feels like there is a stigma attached to you because everyone going to that facility knows that this is the door to mental health and why is he or she going in there. The veterans feel a little more at ease coming into our office to meet with a counselor."

Krawchyk encourages all veterans to seek help or stop in the Oak Hill Avenue office in Youngstown.

If you notice a veteran not wanting to leave the house or experiencing high anxiety ask them to talk to a trained counselor. It could make a life saving change.