There are an estimated 23.4 million veterans in the United States, and about 2.2 million active duty military service members and 3.1 million immediate family members. According to research only 50% of returning service members who qualify for mental health treatment receive it. Another regretful statistic is that less than 55% of those who actually receive treatment obtain satisfactory care.
According to a survey conducted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and The Department of Veterans Affairs, during any given year, nearly 76,000 veterans experience homelessness on a given night; in addition, some 136,000 veterans spent at least one night in a shelter.
Many service members and veterans face such critical issues as trauma, suicide, homelessness, and/or involvement with the criminal justice system. Approximately 18.5% of service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression, and 19.5% report experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during deployment.
Although active duty troops and their families are eligible for care from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), a significant number choose not to access those services due to fear of discrimination or the harm receiving treatment for behavioral health issues may have on their military career or that of their family members.
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