Our experience in working with the military and Veteran communities has proven that PTSD causes individuals to become suicidal - not homicidal.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
The harmful fallout only adds to the stigma of PTSD and other mental health issues, especially as these relate to our military and Veteran community.
The PTSD Foundation of America and Camp Hope extends their deepest sympathies and ardent prayers to the families of these great Americans, as well as prayers to the accused and his family. The pain and loss that is yours is acknowledged, and the Foundations hope is that other Veteran's struggling with reintegration will find impetus to seek assistance.
In the very first reports following the senseless crimes, reporters stated that it was not known at the time if the accused was suffering with PTSD. Such a statement was unnecessary, and led to a firestorm of discussion that further caused Veterans to be looked at in an inaccurate light.
"Our experience in working with the military and Veteran communities has proven that PTSD causes individuals to become suicidal - not homicidal," mentioned David Maulsby, Executive Director of the PTSD Foundation Of America. "Thus we have the most recent statistics of nearly two suicides a day within our active military and twenty-two suicides a day among our Veterans."
The PTSD Foundation of America and Camp Hope have an excellent track record of helping our military, Veterans and their families. Many have received legal assistance, financial assistance, repairs to their homes, automobile purchase and repair, and found jobs with excellent career growth opportunities. Far more importantly, marriages and families have been saved, hope has been restored to many who had previously felt hopeless, and some having even attempted suicide now find these days to be their best through the patient work of the Foundation staff and volunteers.
For greater, more in-depth response to media coverage of PTSD, the treatment of PTSD, or the grass-roots effort of the PTSD Foundation of America and Camp Hope (an interim housing outreach for Veterans and their families) please contact Executive Director, David Maulsby at 281.664.7948 or David (dot) Maulsby (at) ptsdUSA (dot) org
About The PTSD Foundation of America:
The PTSD Foundation of America is HQ in Houston, Texas and is a non-profit organization under IRS Code Section 501 c (3). PTSD Foundation brings healing to our military and their families through pastoral counseling, and peer mentoring, on both an individual basis, and group settings.
For more information on PTSD Foundation of America, please visit http://www.ptsdusa.org.