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Healing the Mental Wounds of War

Healing the Mental Wounds of War

 

They are wounds you can’t see. Thousands of our veterans return every day from Iraq and Afghanistan with psychological, invisible wounds that are just as real as physical injuries. They affect their daily lives and cause anxiety, pain, and suffering for veterans and their families.

These veterans must then wage another battle here at home to obtain proper treatment and care from the government and deal with the stigma and difficulties of mental heath problems. Nearly one in five combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), putting them at higher risk for suicide. The number of suicides among veterans of those wars may exceed the combat death toll because of inadequate mental health care. The Veterans Affairs Department estimates that 18 veterans commit suicide each day.

That’s a national tragedy. But we can help veterans triumph over these problems and win them the help and attention they deserve.

Healing the Mental Wounds of War

They are wounds you can’t see. Thousands of our veterans return every day from Iraq and Afghanistan with psychological, invisible wounds that are just as real as physical injuries. They affect their daily lives and cause anxiety, pain, and suffering for veterans and their families.

These veterans must then wage another battle here at home to obtain proper treatment and care from the government and deal with the stigma and difficulties of mental heath problems. Nearly one in five combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), putting them at higher risk for suicide. The number of suicides among veterans of those wars may exceed the combat death toll because of inadequate mental health care. The Veterans Affairs Department estimates that 18 veterans commit suicide each day.

That’s a national tragedy. But we can help veterans triumph over these problems and win them the help and attention they deserve.

Information for the troops and their families

 

Returning Home

 

Coping With War

 

Coping With Loss

 
Mental Health America has several resources available to help you and your family deal with the homecoming. For more information, contact Mental Health America at www.mentalhealthamerica.net or 800-969-6642.

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