The United States has been at war now for more than a decade, and the weight of multiple deployments is taking its toll on our servicemembers.

Today, we are facing a mental health crisis. Between 2000 and 2011, the Army diagnosed 76,176 soldiers with PTSD. This number doesn't even take into account the estimated tens of thousands of undiagnosed cases of PTSD and other mental health disorders.

The media has finally started focusing more attention on this issue, but it only comes in the wake of tragedies like the shooting massacre in Afghanistan that was allegedly carried out by a soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

While Jim opposed the Iraq War and thinks we should get out of Afghanistan, as a psychiatrist who treated many soldiers returning from the Vietnam War, he knows we must do more to help those who have returned from these conflict zones. Please fill out the below survey to let him know what you think.

 

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