PTSD is an important issue.
Military-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an area with a large unmet need that is unfortunately continuing to grow as military conflicts remain. With its persisting role in military conflicts worldwide, Canada finds itself with an increasing amount of veterans, 9.2% of whom will suffer from PTSD.
Transition to civilian life leaves our veterans feeling vulnerable, alienated, and desperate. Tragically, their suicide rate is 45% higher than for the general population. Thousands of military men and women discharged annually return home to a health system devoid of services suited for their mental health needs.