Rarely does a day go by when I don’t talk to a veteran who is struggling with their own self-worth. Post-traumatic stress is an invisible scar of war that in many ways is much harder to deal with because people often don’t know what somebody may be struggling with just by seeing them.
We need to do more to help, which is why I helped introduce a bipartisan bill to reduce the stigma that prevents veterans and servicemembers from seeking mental health care. The bill also designates June as National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) Awareness month and June 27th as National PTSI Awareness Day.
While the physical wounds may heal, the mental toll of war follows many servicemembers home. Removing the stigma around mental health is critical to making sure our brothers and sisters in arms feel safe seeking help in their fight against post-traumatic stress. That’s what this bill is all about.
Click here to read the bill.