Approximately $4.3 billion went to veterans who needed care for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 2005, according to Medicine Net, a medical resource site. Rehabilitation facilities can provide individuals with the care they need to cope with the condition, and many people are working to raise awareness of the resources available.
Keith Crosby and Gresford Lewishall are two examples of individuals who have taken it upon themselves to help people suffering from PTSD, according to the Baltimore Sun. Crosby, who is a veteran of the Vietnam War, wanted to reach out to others who have witnessed the horrors of war. Together, the men have created Stay Strong Nation, a group dedicated to creating music to commemorate soldiers for their efforts.
“We want service members who have been in combat areas and their families to understand that the earlier they get whatever assistance they need, the better off they’ll be,” Crosby told the news source.
More than 7 million Americans suffer from PTSD every year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Rehabilitation facilities can help individuals and their families manage the condition over time.