It’s someone around you. Someone you sit next to at work or school or church. Your neighbor. The person in front of you in the store.
Or the homeless guy you see every day as you go to work. PTSD can happen to anyone. But it happens to veterans returning from combat in higher numbers than we may realize.
Between 10 and 31 percent of veterans returning from combat suffer from PTSD.
Only 50 percent of those vets and others with associated mental health issues get treatment.
What can we do to help? Hire and mentor a vet if you can. Joblessness is a huge problem for many veterans.
And donate to any of the various worthy programs that assist veterans.
Will You See One Vet? is a program you may not have heard of yet. It’s a program to help veterans in need get the dental care they can’t get from the Veterans Administration.
Dental care isn’t high on the priority list for a troubled and/or homeless veteran. But dental care affects our general health in bigger ways than we might think.
In 2016, two million people visited emergency rooms across America for dental related issues.
If you’re a dentist, you can volunteer at the website linked above. If you’re not, you can donate.
Veterans give so much for us. Here’s a way to give something back this Veterans Day.