Nearly 20 percent of the more than 2 million troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from mental health conditions, according to a new report.
They amount to more than half of the 712,000 veterans from both wars who have sought medical treatment since leaving military service. Nearly a third of those veterans may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, one of the signature injuries of the conflicts.
Call me a cynic, but why don't I have much faith in our government to give these people the help they need in a timely manner? We're gonna have serious problems if we don't do all we can to help them reintegrate into the real world. PTSD ain't a problem that goes away when you leave a war zone.