Veterans Behavioral Health Initiative
Since October 2001, more than 1.64 million U.S. troops have deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. Many have been exposed for prolonged periods to combat-related stress or traumatic events. Safeguarding the mental health of these service members and veterans is an important part of ensuring the future readiness of our military force and compensating and honoring those who have
No generation has ever been asked to serve as many deployments as this one. Unless treated, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have far-reaching consequences.
These conditions can impair relationships, disrupt marriages, affect parenting, and create problems for children that may extend the consequences of combat trauma across generations.
Mental Health America of Greater Houston salutes the service and sacrifice of our troops and their families as well as the individuals, organizations and employers who help them reintegrate back into the community and their lives.