Boozman Joins Efforts to Raise Awareness of PTSD
Jun 24 2014
WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, continues his commitment to our servicemembers by raising awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and finding ways to prevent and treat this condition by supporting National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month.
Boozman cosponsored the Senate passed resolution designating June 2014 National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month.
“This resolution highlights the influence of PTSD on our servicemembers and their families living with its impact. It is my hope that this brings greater attention to the research, tools and resources available to respond to this mental illness and encourages long-term solutions to prevent and treat this problem resulting from their dedicated service to our nation,” Boozman said.
The resolution aims to raise awareness about the challenges many veterans with post-traumatic stress face, and reduce the stigma associated with it to help encourage more employers to hire these veterans and help them transition. Since 2001, more than one-third of all veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn treated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress.To learn more, visit the National Center for PTSD, a component of VA mental health services.