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PTSD awareness month shines light on veterans

The month of June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness month, and PTSD can be an unfortunate factor in veterans returning home from service. 


In a recent survey by Wounded Warrior Project, 76% of veterans surveyed self-reported PTSD. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans can be misunderstood or misinterpreted by the public, and the month of June gives a chance to raise awareness but also to highlight factors and what PTSD truly is in not only veterans, but everyone. Door County Veterans Service Officer Beth Van Oss talks about the importance of talking to our veterans, and some signs to watch out for. 



Ways to help veterans according to Van Oss is to be cognisant and take into consideration that not all veterans have “visible wounds” and everyone's experience in service was different. The Door County Veterans Service Office has services they can direct veterans to such as counseling and psychiatric and mental health care.

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