Nearly 20 percent of U.S. service members returning from combat will report symptoms of PTS or major depression. (RAND)
Nearly 90% of today's seriously wounded U.S. military service members are surviving. (VA)
Over 320,000 U.S. service members have sustained a TBI during deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan. (RAND)
More than 2.5 million U.S. service members have deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan since October, 2001. (DoD)
Costs resulting from PTS and major depression for troops deployed since 2001 are expected to range from $4-$6 billion. (RAND)
As public concern over these injuries grows, policy changes and funding shifts are already occurring. (RAND)
When combat stress exceeds the capacity of an individual to cope, literal injuries to the brain and mind can result. (RAND)
Symptoms and repercussions of combat stress include depression, anxiety, misuse of alcohol and drugs, strains in family functioning, separation and divorce. (RAND)
Medical science provides a better understanding than ever before of how to care for a new generation of service members suffering the psychological effects of warfare. (RAND)
Support our troops is no longer a slogan. It's an action.
90% of today’s Service Members are surviving their injuries.
The suicide epidemic continues to rival the battlefield death toll in the U.S. Military.
Military men and women now are returning with brain injuries that would have been fatal in earlier times.
1 in 5 veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from PTS, TBI, or major depression
Less than 1% of American citizens serve in our all-volunteer military.
The United States has never in its history had an all-volunteer-force who has spent a whole decade in battle. Until now.
A 2010 report from the Institute of Medicine identified a "critical shortage of health care professionals—especially those specializing in mental health—to meet the demands of those returning from theater in Iraq and Afghanistan and their family members”