Report: 78 Percent of Veterans Experience PTSD



WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, the Wounded Warrior Project releases its annual report on veterans’ mental health and suicide.

The new report says mental health remains a major battle for those who served.

About 78 percent of 33,000 veterans surveyed say they experience post traumatic stress disorder.

The data, the VA says, can help guide its suicide-prevention efforts.

“To make sure we are organizing the right programs and putting the right resources in place for long term health and wellness of veterans across the nation,” said Dr. Keita Franklin, Department of Veterans Affairs director of suicide prevention.

Earlier this year, the Trump adminstration signed an executive order directing the Defense Department, Homeland Security and VA to improve access to mental health care for veterans.

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