Reaching More Veterans in Need of PTSD Care

This is the second in a series of columns on efforts to help veterans struggling with mental health issues. The first entry on veteran suicides can be found here.

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as many as 20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

PTSD is a mental health problem that can develop after individuals experience or witness a lifethreatening event. This understandably affects a large number of combat veterans.


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