Saturday, 23 January 2016

One in 10 Canadian vets of Afghan war diagnosed with PTSD

One in 10 Canadian vets of Afghan war diagnosed with PTSD - The Globe and Mail

In briefing notes prepared last fall for Kent Hehr as he took over as Minister of Veterans Affairs, bureaucrats explained that 14,372 clients of the department were receiving disability benefits for PTSD, a mental disorder triggered by a terrifying event or series of events. “Of the 14,372,” they wrote, “there are 3,578 related to service in Afghanistan.”

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