Sobering Mental Health Statistics for Veterans
The statistics for veterans and mental health are sobering: About 30% of military personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have a mental health need requiring treatment. However, less than half of those in need receive treatment. If that isn’t disconcerting enough, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that approximately 22 veterans die by suicide each day.
Find out about how programs like Mental Health First Aid for Veterans helped U.S. Army Specialist Tousha Barnes through her struggle with PTSD in this article. Check out this centralized page for more Veterans Resources.