Franklin James Cook

Combat Vets Have Own Site To Meet, Get Help

In Media, Prevention on November 11, 2008 at 11:21 pm

ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT — The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and the Ad Council announce “a national multimedia public service advertising [that] … directs veterans to the first and only community exclusive to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans …”

Through a new social networking website, www.CommunityofVeterans.org … they can listen, share their experiences and access resources … The campaign aims to address the mental health consequences of combat, which threaten to overwhelm a new generation of veterans … Nearly 20 percent of military servicemembers who have returned [from Iraq and Afghanistan] — 300,000 in all — report symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depression, yet only slightly more than half have sought treatment, according to a RAND Corporation study released in April 2008.

[The abridged URL for this post is  http://tinyurl.com/VeteransMeet .]

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