Veterans are not the only Americans who suffer with Post Traumatic Stress injuries. They are simply the most visible group most frequently associated with it.
The reality is that 8% of Americans, more than 24 million people, struggle with post traumatic stress.
The number of members of the military diagnosed with post traumatic stress has increased by 50% over the past year. That only reflects those who seek treatment.
Today is an opportunity to be mindful of those who struggle with the pain and stigma of living with PTSD, but remember that for them it is an everyday event.