I have been asked to share an infographic titled "The Silent Enemy: How PTSD Damages Our Soldiers".
This infographic points ot that many of the serving or veteran military personnel who are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are simply not receiving the clinical or financial support they need.
This is despite the fact that PTSD is more understood than ever before. In fact, as the infographic points out, doctors have been treating soldiers for psychological effects of combat since World War I.
The infographic focuses on facts about how PTSD affects servicemen and women.
Some of the highlights of this infographic include:
65,000 WWI veterans were still being treated for 'shell shock' 10 years later
PTSD in the US affects 31% of veterans
1 in 3 people develop PTSD after a traumatic experience
Under 18s are significantly more likely to suffer PTSD when leaving the forces
93% of veterans are ashamed or embarrassed about their mental health problems
62% of PTSD sufferers also have current or past alcohol or drug problems
3/4 of veterans on average resolve symptoms with counselling
I know this is aimed at the Us veteran and serving personnel but I am sure veterans and serving soldiers here in the Uk can also relate with this.