POST TRAUMATIC STRESS (PTS)

is a mental health condition that is triggered by either experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event.

STATISTICS

7.7 MILLION

adults in America suffer from PTSD

11-20%

of veterans that served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq are at risk of developing PTSD

12%

of Gulf War veterans suffer from PTSD

30%

of Vietnam veterans suffer from PTSD

71%

of female military personnel suffer from PTSD because of sexual assault

in the military for every veteran killed in combat

25

veterans commit suicide in the U.S. every day

107,000

veterans can be found homeless every night

1:3

homeless men are veterans

WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP

INDIVIDUALS

• Break the stigmas associated with veterans

• Support your service member for as

long as it is healthy

• Avoid blaming and anger towards veterans

COMMUNITY

• Create a community of respect and understanding for veterans and their families

• Educate yourself on PTSD and its symptoms so you can be aware

• Direct veterans who are struggling to veteran organizations that can be of assistance

BUSINESS

• Hire Veterans

• Create training for veterans to transition from

military to civilian life

• Be accommodating towards the needs

of veteran employees

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