Nearly half million post 9/11 veterans estimated to have PTSD, WWP says

Wednesday is National PTSD Awareness Day

By Mary Claire Patton - Digital Content Curator

SAN ANTONIO - The Wounded Warrior Project is dedicated to helping veterans and surveys its registered warriors every year.

The latest statistics from the annual survey estimate 500,000 post 9/11 veterans live with symptoms of PTSD.

Nearly 77 percent of the WWP veteran population self-identifies as having symptoms of PTSD, according to the WWP.

Read a full report on the 2017 WWP survey, here.

PTSD Symptoms

  • Reliving the event/Nightmares
  • Avoiding situations that remind you of the event
  • Negative beliefs
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Outbursts or irritability
  • Jumpy or easily startled

June is considered National PTSD Awareness Month and June 27 was designated in 2010 as National PTSD Awareness Day.

PTSD Programs from the WWP include:
Warrior Care Network
Outdoor Mental Health Workshops
Telephone Support Line

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