US National PTSD Awareness Day

The US Congress has declared June 27, 2011 National PTSD Awareness Day. Interesting statistics: 2.4% of personnel returning from deployment to the Afghanistan or Iraq war are clinically diagnosed with PTSD; 17% of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans exposed to sustained ground combat report symptoms of PTSD;  PTSD is or has been experienced by 10% of Gulf War veterans and 30% of Vietnam veterans. [Read more]