Health

PTSD. MST. TBI. And, 20 – 22 a day. These are the new acronyms and codes that have embedded themselves in our conversation about veterans’ health and wellness.

About 1 in 5 servicemembers will return home from Iraq or Afghanistan with some form of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). Over 1 million documented cases of PTSD have been found among Vietnam veterans.

Nearly half of all those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan Wars (approximately 1 million veterans) have filled disability claims through the VA.*

If you are a veteran or a family or friend of a veteran that needs healthcare assistance, then feel free to explore these links that are designed to connect veterans to their health benefits. Also please reach out to America’s Heroes Group for assistance and to share your success stories and your challenges.

*https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2012/05/27/almost-half-new-veterans-seek-disability-benefits/sYQAAY00ddXBRoqfsKMheJ/story.html