Statistics

  • Each day, 22 veterans commit suicide – one every 65 minutes. Nationally, nearly one out of every five suicides is a veteran.
  • Experts believe that 11 – 20% of veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars suffer from PTSD. As many as 30% of Vietnam War veterans and 10% of Gulf War veterans are believed to have PTSD.
  • PTSD is the leading cause of homelessness and unemployment among veterans
  • One third of the adult homeless population is veterans, and 70% of these suffer from substance abuse