Facts & Statistics

One in six Iraq veterans experiences PTSD.

6 in 10 of these same veterans were unlikely to seek help out of fear their commanders and fellow troops would treat them differently.

The redeployment of troops increases the risk of PTSD by 50%.

Approximately 150,000 of our nation’s veterans are homeless.

By fiscal year 2005, the VA’s own statistics indicated that PTSD was the fourth most common service-related disability for service members receiving benefits.

Women are about twice as likely as men to experience PTSD.

The number of military veterans diagnosed with PTSD jumped 50% in the past year. It is estimated that there is a large fraction of veterans that are not officially diagnosed.

More than five million Americans suffer from PTSD annually.

Seeking treatment as soon as possible is the most effective treatment for PTSD.

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