Invisible Wounds

Family Blames PTSD For Local Iraq War Veteran’s Suicide

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Posted: February 2, 2013

Felicia Banks and her son, Malcolm, show off a high school photo of Trevor Banks, an Iraq war veteran who committed suicide on Jan. 22. Trevor, Felicia’s son and Malcolm’s brother, had been struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from his combat experiences. “He’ll never be forgotten,” Malcolm Banks says. (Photo by Nikki Fox)
HARRISONBURG — Trevor Banks grew up in a military family, so his loved ones weren’t surprised when he joined the National Guard.

In 2007, Banks was deployed to Iraq for combat. While he escaped...


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