Leading military charities all recognize that soldiers and their families need more help in coping with the issues of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD occurs often for troops exposed to death and other experiences that occur on the battlefield. The illness not only affects the soldiers but extends to their spouses, children and often [...]
The United States Defense Department has spent about $60 million a year since 2006 on research related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery allocated $800 million for 80 research projects in 2010. It is an investment that may save money in the future, in that according to projections [...]
Dedicating time in service to your country is a noble profession, but it is one that can have consequences in the long run. According to this Bellingham Herald piece, older veterans are discovering the effect of their service during times of war, even years after their service ended.
Many individuals who require treatment for mental health problems delay telling even those close to them that they may need help. The stigma associated with having a mental disorder, and sometimes a fear of being perceived as weak, may cause people needing treatment to put off seeking help.