Strength in Numbers
The Pentagon's office for suicide prevention was established in 2011.
The suicide rate of veterans aged 18 to 34 steadily increased from 2006 to 2016, with a jump of more than 10 percent from 2015 to 2016. That translates into 45 deaths per 100,000 veterans, the highest of any age group. (Source: Department of Veteran Affairs 09/26/2018)
No one in this organization gets paid. We are all volunteers.
PTSD is not about what’s wrong with someone. PTSD is about what happened to someone.
From 2005-2011 military prescriptions of psychoactive drugs increased by almost 700 percent.
From 2001-2012, the U.S. Dept. of Defense and VA spent nearly $2 billion on antipsychotics and anti-anxiety drugs alone.
About 12 out of every 100 Gulf War Veterans (or 12%) have PTSD in a given year. (Source: va.gov)
Our organization has raised over $283,300.
Two hundred and sixty-four people's PTSD treatments have been paid for by our organization.
Approximately one out of every two people suffering from PTSD will not seek treatment.
ALL cases of PTSD are treatable.
Left untreated, PTSD is crippling in 50% of cases.
Only half of the people who seek treatment for PTSD receive "minimally adequate" treatment.
About 15 out of every 100 Vietnam Veterans (or 15%) were currently diagnosed with PTSD at the time of the most recent study in the late 1980s, the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). It is estimated that about 30 out of every 100 (or 30%) of Vietnam Veterans have had PTSD in their lifetime. (Source: va.gov)
The number of sleep & anxiety meds Chad was prescribed when he died.
Chad was 17 when he left for bootcamp.
Chad was 21 years old when he was found dead.
Military service members under age 25 are more likely to commit suicide.
Our organization has been around for over nine years.
Since 2010 more U.S. soldiers have died by suicide than from traffic accidents, heart disease, cancer and homicide.
Prescriptions written specifically for antipsychotic drugs for active-duty troops increased 1,083% from 2005-2011, compared to the civilian population's 22% increase.
About 11-20 out of every 100 Veterans (or between 11-20%) who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom have PTSD in a given year. (Source: va.gov)
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