If you have a moment I encourage you to watch this!
The battle does not stop once the war is over, sometimes the battle starts when they return home!
Every purchase you make, allows us to donate to organizations that assist in peoples lives who have been so mentally scarred from what they have encountered, where sometimes it is easier for them to want to be back in a war zone than with their family.
I want to change that thought process.
Let me break it down:
2.8 million: Number of American veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
11-20: Estimated percentage of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans currently with post-traumatic stress disorder.
12,632: Number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans diagnosed with PTSD in 2013.
460,000: Highest estimated number of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder —diagnosed and undiagnosed.
118,829: Number of deployed Iraq and Afghanistan veterans diagnosed with PTSD since 2002, as of January 10, 2014.
$8,300: Average cost for the first year of treatment for a recent veteran with PTSD.
85.9 million: Dollars spent treating recent veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder during the first year of diagnosis.
67: Percentage of Iraq and Afghanistan vets with PTSD who served in the Army.
39: Percentage of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with alcohol abuse issues.