Military vets are pursuing careers in the mental health field
Tyler, TX — Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that one may experience from being exposed to a traumatic event, or—in this case, military combat.
This has always been an problem with military members and veterans seeking help? That isn't always something the soilders do.
The most recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs shows that 18 veterans commit suicide every single day.
Why is that? Well, according to professionals—most veteran soldiers don't seek the mental help they really need.
Now, it is reported that they vets are seeking a profession in mental health after duty.
The latest statistics about military vets and PTSD has been published recently, and the new study shows that less than half of U.S. service members who have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan—and who are diagnosed with PTSD, receive any treatment for it at all.
A new study published on CNN on August 7, shows that military members are now turning to mental health professions after service to deal with their own issues, and also to help other vets.
The University of Texas at Tyler Veterans Resourse Coodinator, Amanda Bayatpoor, said—"Veterans don't typically seek out help with any kind of healthcare because it's kind of a pride thing. I was out almost 8 years before I even went in or set foot in a V.A. healthcare center."
Help isn't always readily available for them either, Bayatpoor said, "The help is out there, it's just sometimes it's a little hidden so the veteran doesn't really know where to go."
But now you do—after KETK spoke to Station Commander, Sgt. Jamahl Martinson, from the U.S. Army Recruiting Center in Tyler, he said you can visit www. Militaryonesource.com for all the help you will ever need as a military vet, and active service member, for any healthcare need.
Due to the staggering statistics recently published the Veterans Association has stepped up to make an effort and expand care for military members.
In their effort they plan to hire 1,600 additional mental health professionals and 300 more support staff members to help meet the increasing demand for services.