1 in 3 returning troops are being diagnosed with serious Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms. Less than 40% will seek help.
Almost once an hour – every 65 minutes to be precise – a Military Veteran commits suicide, says a new investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs. A statistic that Veterans’ groups offer: for every Veteran killed by enemy combatants, 25 Veterans kill themselves. On average, 5 active-duty troops attempt suicide EACH DAY!
1/3 of our Nations homeless are US MILITARY VETERANS. This number is RISING!
PTS is a severe anxiety disorder that develops following exposure to extreme psychological trauma.
The VA will pay $600 Million for PTS treatment for these Veterans in 2013.*
The most common treatment is counseling and Psychotherapy.