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Mental Health

Feb 2016 | |

It is estimated that one in five service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or depression. The same is estimated for possible traumatic brain injury. Barriers to care and the perceived stigma of asking for help can keep those who need from help, but accessing high quality care is essential for recovery.

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“I was on active duty when members of my unit encouraged me to seek mental health counseling. I experienced no stigma, and fortunately this did not become a long-term issue for me.”
—IAVA Member