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Breaking the Stigma: Fostering Mental Health Awareness Among Veterans

May 25, 2023

Serving in the U.S. military is an honorable commitment, and service members often face extreme conditions serving their country.  When returning to civilian life, veterans may experience mental health conditions that inhibit their ability to maintain a healthy life. According to a 2019 National Association of American Veterans report, 15.3% of Veterans experience a mental health condition, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or substance abuse. However, starting the conversation about mental health can be challenging when veterans often face multiple barriers when they reach out and seek treatment.  Addressing Mental Health Stigma Among Veterans Though mental health, in general, has become less stigmatized in the last decade, there is still a lot of work to be done to break down the stigmas affecting veterans seeking mental health services. Many ... View Post