It’s not news that our veterans get the short end of the stick when it comes to serving our country and then our country serving them. All too often we send them into remote and horrific conditions only to welcome them home by expecting them to be the same people they were when they left. It’s unreasonable, and worse, unconscionable that we don’t offer them the same brave support and resources back in the civilian world that we offer them during their service.
In a perfect world, every veteran would have unlimited access to PTSD treatment, individualized addiction treatment for alcoholism, and re-integration support so that coming home would feel as significant and focused as going to training or combat.
To raise awareness about the PTSD problem and our veterans we’re reprinting this post from Veterans Alliance….
PTSD is a serious problem affecting today’s veterans, and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) systemic problems are only adding fuel to the fire.
Did you know that roughly 22 U.S. veterans kill themselves every day? That is one every 65 minutes. These veterans need help, and the VA is failing them.
Our newest infographic analyzes the problem in depth; examining the tragic consequences of PTSD if left untreated, and the VA’s shortcomings when it comes to providing the help and benefits these heroes so sorely need.
This is unacceptable. You fought for your country, you shouldn’t have to fight for your own benefits. If you’re as outraged by these statistics as we are, get the word out and share this infographic. The more we educate the public about this issue, the more likely something will change.